Íslenska

World's End

The series is set in 1992 at an isolated mental hospital on the outskirts of Reykjavík. The hospital, referred to as ‘World’s End’ is a last resort for many mental patients, many of whom consider it a home. Elementary school teacher, Einar, is committed against his will after a severe nervous breakdown during which he had to be coaxed down from a rooftop, stark naked. Einar is unhappy about his stay at the hospital. He is critical about how things are run and before long he’s gotten most of the patients on his side, rooting for change. Finally, fed up with his arguments falling on deaf ears, he stages a revolution and takes over the hospital, declaring its a state within a state, a Utopia for the mentally ill.

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About the film

  • Type
    TV Fiction
  • National Premiere Date
    October 9, 2011
  • Genre
    Comedy, Drama
  • Length
    360 min.
  • Language
    Icelandic
  • Original Title
    Heimsendir
  • International Title
    World's End
  • Production Year
    2011
  • Production Countries
    Iceland
  • Premiere TV Channel
    Stöð 2
  • Number of Episodes
    9
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant
    Yes
  • Production Format
    RED
  • Color
    Yes
  • Sound
    Stereo

Television distribution

  • Iceland
    Stöð 2, 2011

Releases

  • Samfilm, 2011 - DVD

Trailer