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Lalli Johns

Lalli Johns is a small-time criminal in Reykjavik. He has lived on the streets for thirty years and his only fixed address is the jail where he has served a total of seventeen years for thirty-five convictions for petty theft and a variety of other offences. Yet every time he leaves prison he wows to better himself, stop drinking, stealing and taking drugs. Director Thorfinnur Gudnason followed Lalli for three years, on his various trips to the Litla Hraun-jail, to the social services and favourite pubs, filled with friends. But through the haze of smoke and intoxication Lalli turns out to be an incurable optimist: “One joint a day keeps the blues away!”

About the film

  • Type
    Documentary
  • National Premiere Date
    March 29, 2001
  • Length
    85 min.
  • Language
    Icelandic
  • Original Title
    Lalli Johns
  • International Title
    Lalli Johns
  • Production Year
    2001
  • Production Countries
    Iceland
  • IMDB
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant
    Yes
  • Production Format
    DVCAM
  • Color
    Yes
  • Screening format and subtitles
    SP Betacam English subtitles.

Cast

Company Credits

Festivals

  • 2001
    IDFA
  • 2001
    Edduverðlaunin / Edda Awards - Award: Best Documentary. Editor of the Year (Thorfinnur Gudnason).

Releases

  • Villingur, 2001 - DVD
  • Villingur, 2001 - VHS

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