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MPAA Rating - NR

    90 Minutes


Original Release Date:
    Apr 15, 2003

    Baltasar Kormákur

    Victoria Abril, Baltasar Kormákur, Olafur Darri Olafsson

Movie Summary
A slacker finds himself dealing with girl trouble he never knew existed in this offbeat comedy set in Iceland. Hlynur (Hilmir Snćr Gudnason) is a 28-year-old layabout who lives with his mother, Berglind (Hanna María Karlsdóttir), in a run-down section of Reykjavík. Though he doesnt have a job, Hlynur makes enough off the dole to spend his evenings drinking beer, and has a girlfriend, Hofi (Thrúdur Vilhjálmdóttir), who regards his lack of ambition with a mildly annoyed tolerance. Berglind decides to take in a boarder, Lola Milagros (Victoria Abril), a lovely young woman from Spain who gives dance lessons. Hlynur is instantly captivated with Lola and begins making a play for her, even though shes an open and unapologetic lesbian. In the midst of a drunken New Years Eve party, Hlynur wears down Lolas resistance, and the two ring in the new year having sex. Lola soon discovers shes pregnant, but Hlynur is startled to learn that Lola and Berglind are now lovers and they intend to raise the child together -- meaning hes not only competing with his mother for the same woman, but that his child will be brought up as his sibling. As if this werent enough, Hlynur soon learns that Hofi is also carrying his child. 101 Reykjavík was the debut feature from writer/director Baltasar Kormákur, and received an enthusiastic reception at the 2000 Locarno Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, All Movie Guide


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