Iceland 2000


A young man's sexual impulses go haywire when he discovers the woman he has just been to bed with happens to be his mother's lesbian lover, and may be carrying his child. Set against the backdrop of Reykjavik's swinging nigthlife, this zany black comedy takes a candid look at its antihero's compelling, confused, and often hilarious sexual universe. Living on a social security in the protected environment of his mother's home, Hlynur has never felt the urge to venture beyond the confines of his microcosmic world: 101 Reykjavik. Determined to resist adulthood at all cost, he soon finds out that life is busy making other plans for him.

Cast & Crew

Directed by : Baltasar Kormákur

Written by : Baltasar Kormákur

Produced by : Ingvar Thordarson

Director of Photography : Peter Steuger

Editor : Skule Eriksen, Sigvaldi J. Karason, Steingrimur Karlsson

Production Design : Arni Pall Johannsson

Composer : Damon Albarn, Einar Orn Benediktsson

Main Cast : Hilmir Snaer Gudnason, Hanna Maria Karlsdottir, Baltasar Kormákur, Thrudur Vilhjalmsdottir, Ölafur Darri Olafsson, Victoria Abril

Sound: Kjartan Kjartansson

Nominations and Awards

  • European Discovery of the Year - Fassbinder Award  2000