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Magnus

Magnus is a 45-year-old lawyer, whose routine is upset by the personal news that he is suffering from cancer. This causes Magnus to stop and think about himself, his life and his family. If his life is going to end sooner than he expected, he wants to know how much it's been worth to him. Has life been worth living? Is it worth fighting for; is it worth a struggle against death? He takes a look at his family, a group of ordinary people, who are the colourful heroes of everyday life, struggling along in a world far removed from the world of high finance, power politics and international intrigues, but yet to them their lives are lives of high adventure. Those adventures, from the sublime to the ridiculous, form the storyline of the film, told against the background of Magnus' dilemma.

About the film

  • Type
    Feature Film
  • National Premiere Date
    August 11, 1989
  • Genre
    Comedy, Drama
  • Length
    93 min.
  • Language
    Icelandic
  • Original Title
    Magnús
  • International Title
    Magnus
  • Production Year
    1989
  • Production Countries
    Iceland
  • IMDB
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant
    Yes
  • Production Format
    35mm
  • Aspect Ratio
    1.66:1
  • Color
    Yes
  • Sound
    Dolby Stereo
  • Screening format and subtitles
    35mm film without sub. -

Company Credits

Festivals

  • 1989
    European Film Awards, Felix - Award: Nominated for Best Film.
  • 1989
    European Film Awards, Felix - Award: Nominated for Best Screenwriter.

Television distribution

  • Iceland
    RÚV, 1992
  • Iceland
    RÚV, 1993

Releases

  • Sena, 2005 - DVD
  • Nýtt Líf ehf., 1994 - VHS
  • Bergvík, 1993 - VHS

Trailer