Jar City

Jar City
  • 2006
  • Iceland
  • 1h 34min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Baltasar Kormákur
  • Written by: Arnaldur Indriðason
  • Cast: Ágústa Eva Erlendsdóttir, Ingvar Eggert Sigurdsson
  • Language: Icelandic

Compelling Icelandic police procedural thriller about a jaundiced middle-aged cop on the trail of a decades-old mystery involving rape, corruption and murder. Writer/director (and leading Icelandic actor) Kormákur brings some really fresh and haunting twists to the familiar narrative.

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Insomnia, Jar City and The Ape among highlights of Nordic Noir film festival

28 Apr 2010

This long overdue season of crime thrillers from Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Norway and Iceland includes the recent adaptation of Stieg Larsson’s The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, the original 1997 version of Insomnia (later remade by Christopher Nolan), a…

Jar City

18 Sep 20084 stars

THRILLER (15) 94min ‘Another typical Icelandic murder - messy and pointless’, sighs Inspector Erlendur (Ingvar E Sigurdsson) following the killing of an elderly Reykjavik low-life towards the beginning of Jar City, a starkly atmospheric detective…

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