Our setting is Reykjavik in the eighties, a city that is going through a growth spurt not unlike our eloquent hero. The mullet is just about to put its mark on a unsuspecting generation, there is no TV on Thursdays, only one radio station, beer is still and outlawed commodity and somewhere within the city limits the first female president in the world will see has a dream.

During the span of a few months, Orm grows from a carefree teenage boy to a responsible adult. His antics cause him, and his closest circle of friends and family, often a heap of trouble with the school authorities and his fellow students. He even goes as far as to get a glimpse into the Icelandic penal system. Like so many angry young men Orm has an opinion about everything, and nothing escapes his sarcastic outlook on life. He never for a moment thinks that some things could be better left unsaid and it doesn’t matter if the subject is poverty, snobbery, poetics or alchemy. Even though many would disagree with him in his mind he’s always right. Until one day he can’t talk himself anymore out of trouble.


About the film

  • Type
    Feature Film
  • National Premiere Date
    December 26, 2010, Smárabíó
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  • Length
    95 min.
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  • Screening format and subtitles
    DCP with English sub.

Company Credits


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    Edduverðlaunin / Edda Awards - Award: Nominated for Sound Design of the Year (Huldar Freyr Arnarson, Ingavar Lundberg). Nominated for Costume Design of the Year (Helga Rós V Hannam). Nominated for Director of the Year. Nominated for Screenplay of the Year (Gunnar B. Guðmundsson, Ottó G. Borg). Nominated for Actor of the Year in a Supporting Role (Steinn Ármann Magnússon). Nominated for Actress of the Year in a Supporting Rolei (Edda Arnljótsdóttir). Nominated for Make-up Achievement of the Year (Sigríður Rósa Bjarnadóttir). Nominated for Set Design of the Year (Linda Stefánsdóttir).

Television distribution

  • Iceland
    RÚV, 2011

Cinema distribution

  • Iceland
    Smárabíó, 2010
  • Iceland
    Háskólabíó, 2010
  • Iceland
    Borgarbíó Akureyri, 2010
  • Iceland
    Laugarásbíó, 2010
  • Iceland
    Bíó Paradís, 2011