Reykjavik - Rotterdam

  • 90'
  • Iceland
  • 2009
After The Higher Force in 2009, another Icelandic crime film with clumsy gangsters (without weapons), a stiff tempo, fluent soundtrack and offbeat humour. Reykjavik-Rotterdam, is the Icelandic submission for the Oscars; a Hollywood remake starring Mark Wahlberg is announced.
Protagonist Kristófer is forced into a position of smuggling a cargo of alcohol again in the smooth first fifteen minutes, even though he is still on probation and had turned his back on his criminal life. He signs on as crew on a container vessel to Rotterdam, while his wife and two young children stay behind, protected by ex-crime colleague and his wife's ex-boyfriend Steingrímur. In Rotterdam, Kristófer faces Dutch actor Victor Löw as a wrought-up, foulmouthed and trigger-happy gangster. Adapted from a book by Iceland's most famous crime novelist, Arnaldur Indridason, who co-wrote the screenplay. Co-production with the Dutch company Rotterdam Films.


Director
Oskar Jonasson
Countries of production
Iceland, Netherlands
Year
2009
Festival Edition
IFFR 2010
Length
90'
Medium
35mm
Language
Icelandic
Producers
Baltasar Kormákur, Agnes Johansen, Dirk Rijneke, Mildred van Leeuwaarden
Production Companies
Blueeyes Productions, Rotterdam Films
Sales
NonStop Sales
Screenplay
Oskar Jonasson, Arnaldur Indridason
Cinematography
Bergstein Björgulfsson
Editor
Elisabet Ronalsdsdottir
Sound Design
Ingvar Lundberg
Music
Bardi Johannsson
Cast
Ingvar E. Sigurdsson, Baltasar Kormákur
Local Distributor
Contact Film
Website
http://blueeyes.is/films/reykjavik-rotterdam/