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Either Way (Á annan veg)

Either Way (Á annan veg)
  • 2011
  • Iceland
  • 84 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson
  • Cast: Sveinn Ólafur Gunnarsson, Hilmar Guðjónsson, Þorsteinn Bachmann,Valgerður Rúnarsdóttir, Runólfur Ingólfsson
  • Language: Icelandic

This character comedy, set in a barren, isolated landscape, follows two men spending their summer painting lines on roads.

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Either Way (Á annan veg)

Alfred (Hilmar Guðjónsson) and Finnbogi (Sveinn Ólafur Gunnarsson) work together painting the dividing lines on Icelandic public roads, in a sparse and uninhabited landscape. Having only each other for company – excepting sporadic visits by a jovial trucker plying them with drink – the two men’s personal differences are the source of laughter and frustration in equal measure. Writer/director Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson has created a carefully paced comedy of opposites – between stillness and slapstick, activity and inertia and silence broken by thumping electro.

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