Íslenska

Pearls and Swine

Pearls & Swine is a comedy about an Icelandic couple, Finnbogi and Lisa, and their dreams about getting rich quickly and going on vacation in the sunny south. Finnbogi is ambitious and hard-working, and willing to give almost any business opportunity a try. While Lisa wholeheartedly supports her husband, she also worries that he is working too hard, and dreams about taking him on a long holiday in the sun.

The couple are tricked into buying an old and run-down bakery, but manage to turn it into a success by undercutting the hot-dog roll market. The competing bakery's unscrupulous owner, Marta, plots against them. Lisa and Finnbogi, however, are determined to fight back. The couple's desperate fight to save their business takes an unexpected turn when they start selling sex-toys and car-wrecks to Russian sailors.

Crew

About the film

  • Type
    Feature Film
  • National Premiere Date
    October 3, 1997
  • Genre
    Comedy
  • Length
    90 min.
  • Language
    Icelandic
  • Original Title
    Perlur og svín
  • International Title
    Pearls and Swine
  • Production Year
    1997
  • Production Countries
    Iceland
  • IMDB
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant
    Yes
  • Production Format
    35mm
  • Aspect Ratio
    1.85:1
  • Color
    Yes
  • Sound
    Dolby Stereo SR
  • Screening format and subtitles
    No usable print available. -

Company Credits

Television distribution

  • Iceland
    RÚV, 1999

Releases

  • Sam-myndbönd, 1997 - VHS