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Count Me Out

A family comedy with serious undertones, and a happy ending. Hrefna (9) lives alone with her mother. She has never met her father and she has been told that he lives abroad. On her tenth birthday, Hrefna discovers that her father is actually living in a suburb nearby, married to a young woman. Hrefna and her girlfriend decide to pay a visit. On the doorstep they lose their nerve when a man - her father - opens the door with a baby in his arms. The girls decide to go again and secretly observe the house and the family. They take an instant dislike to Pálína, the father's bad-tempered and constantly nagging wife, and together they work out a plan to save the father from this terrible woman.

About the film

  • Type
    Feature Film
  • National Premiere Date
    December 26, 1997, Háskólabíó
  • Genre
    Family, Comedy
  • Length
    84 min.
  • Language
    Icelandic
  • Original Title
    Stikkfrí
  • International Title
    Count Me Out
  • Production Year
    1997
  • Production Countries
    Iceland, Denmark, Norway
  • IMDB
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant
    Yes
  • Production Format
    35mm
  • Aspect Ratio
    1.85:1
  • Color
    Yes
  • Sound
    Dolby Digital
  • Screening format and subtitles
    No usable prints available

Company Credits

Festivals

  • 1999
    Seoul International Family Film Festival - Award: The Grand Prize of Family Film, The Best Film.
  • 1999
    Puerto Rico International Film Festival
  • 1999
    Europees Jeugdfilmfestival
  • 1999
    International Children Film Fest, Northampton
  • 1999
    Montréal International Children´s Film Festival
  • 1999
    Reel to Reel: A Celebration of Moving Images
  • 1999
    Flicks, Saskatchewan International Children´s Film Festival
  • 1999
    Freeze Frame
  • 1999
    Palm Beach International Film Festival
  • 1999
    Sprockets Toronto International Film Festival for Children
  • 1999
    Nuuk, Scandinavian Film Festival
  • 1999
    Ale Kino, International Festival of Films for Children
  • 1999
    ZLÍN, International Film Festival for Children and Youth
  • 1998
    Academy Awards - Award: The Icelandic Entry for The Best Foreign Language Film.
  • 1998
    Amanda Film Prize - Award: Icelandic entry for The Best Nordic Film.
  • 1998
    Gothenburg Film Festival
  • 1998
    BUFF Children´s Film Festival
  • 1998
    Lucas 98, International Children´s and Young People´s Film Festival - Award: Audience Prize.
  • 1998
    Carrousel International Children´s Film Festival
  • 1998
    Olympia Film Festival, Scandi.presentation
  • 1998
    Haifa International Film Festival
  • 1998
    Nordic Filmdays Lubeck - Award: Audience Prize.
  • 1998
    Denver International Film Festival
  • 1998
    Cinekid - Award: Audience Prize.
  • 1998
    Nordic Children Film Festival
  • 1998
    Children Film Festival, Augsburg
  • 1998
    Sachsische Kinder und Jugenfilmdienst
  • 1998
    International Young People Festival, Castellinaria
  • 1998
    International Children´s Film Festival, Wienna - Award: Audience Prize.
  • 1998
    Junior Dublin Film Festival
  • 1998
    Olympia International Film for Children and Young
  • 1998
    Black Nights, Tallin

Television distribution

  • Iceland
    RÚV, 1999
  • Iceland
    RÚV, 2000

Releases

  • Sena, 2008 - DVD
  • Háskólabíó, 1998 - VHS


Trailer