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Aro Recommended 101 Reykjavik


Iceland 2000, 84 minutes
Dir. Baltasar Kormakur
In Icelandic, Spanish with English subtitles
Rating: [R18]
Genres: Foreign Cinema, Comedy, Drama / Black Comedy, Lesbian


Aroview: An endearingly skewed yet unexpectedly poignant sex comedy moored in the 30-below temperatures of the Icelandic winter, about a 30-year-old layabout who is resigned to permanent hibernation with his porn, his booze and his mother until her sex-pot flamenco teacher comes to stay for the Christmas holidays.

As well as star Victoria Abril, this also shares its sense of outrageousness and visual panache with the king of designer-dysfunction, Pedro Almodovar, while the soundtrack by Blur's Damon Albarn and ex-Sugarcubes member Einar Oorn Benediktsson, further bears out the director’s cool pop sensibility.

NZ International Film Festival 2001

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DVD Features

  • English subtitles for the hearing impaired
  • trailers
  • aspect ratio: 16:9

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