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An Icelandic slacker,
This review is from: 101 Reykjavik [DVD]  (DVD)
101 Reykjavik revolves around the life of 'Hlynur' a 30 year old unemployed slacker, who although a grown man still lives with his mother, spends his time drinking, smoking, surfing the net for porn and sleeping with all the women he can get his hands on. Everything in Hlynur's life is just the way he wants it... uncomplicated; and when a friend of his mother, a Spanish flamenco instructor named Lola, comes to stay with them, Hlynur's cosy little world is shattered forever.
Although labelled as a comedy the humour is typically Icelandic, very dark, dry, and full of pathos. And while the film revolves around Hlynur's life, it's also a cynical look at Reykjavik's hedonistic and liberal society.
Overall, while '101 Reykjavik' isn't the best Icelandic film out there, it's still a great film with an entertaining witty story and a definitely worth a look if you're a fan of indie films.