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JAR CITY

Section: Elements of Crime
Directed by: Baltasar Kormákur




THE WINNER OF THE 15th TITANIC INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL BREAKING WAVES AWARD


Mýrin
Iceland, Germany, Denmark, 2007

Dir.: Baltasar Kormákur


A desperate man employed in a genetic research institute is looking through the records which might be able to explain the origin of his little girl’s brain illness. A parallel storyline develops as detective Erlendur begins investigating the murder of an old man who led a bizarre existence in his murky basement flat. This at first seemingly ordinary case becomes more complex with the mystery surrounding the death of a four-year-old girl thirty years before. Loner Erlendur, trying among other things to sort out his thorny realtonship with his drug-addict daughter is determined to find the murderer no matter what happens to him.

This Icelandic thriller which addresses issues related to the abuse of genetic information, is persuasive above all, for the deftly spun, dark  and mysterious atmosphere which  pervades both gradually interlacing lines of the story. The main role in this film adaptation of the detective novel by Arnaldur Indridason is played by the excellent Ingvar E. Sigurdsson (Cold Light).





See also:
Boarding Gate The Devil Dared Me To
Em4Jay Eye in the Sky
Flower of Seduction Go in Peace Jamil
Just Another Love Story A Man’s Job
Suburban Mayhem WWW: What a Wonderful World
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