101 Reykjavik 1.0 stars

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  • Rated NR | 1 hour, 28 minutes

Comedy of sexual confusion, revolving around an Icelandic couch potato who has a New Year's Eve fling with his mother's lesbian lover ("I never cheated on my mother before"). That partner, a Spanish flamenco dancer, turns up pregnant at the same time as the potato's unwanted girlfriend. Tart, earthy, thick-skinned, if not exactly humorous; with a frigid, gritty image of remarkable tactility. The foreignness, rather than any seriousness, provides insulation from the youthiness. With Hilmir Snaer Gudnason, Victoria Abril, and Hanna Maria Karlsdottir; written and directed by Baltasar Kormakur. 2000.

Duncan Shepherd

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