I bought this movie on impulse a few years ago, after spending a cracking holiday in Iceland, and watch it at least once a year. It never fails to leave me with a big silly grin on my face!
Hilmir Snær Guðnason is superb as our anti-hero Hlynur who, at the age of 30, is still living with his single mum and making a career out of living off the social. As long as he gets enough krónur to keep him in beer, fags, porn videos and condoms, why on Earth would he want to find a job? A minor irritation enters this blissful existence, when a girl with whom he'd had a one-night stand announces she's pregnant with his child, but things get truly complicated when his mother's very good (and rather hot!) friend Lola comes to stay...
Well no more spoilers, but the story unfolds in a sumptuous blur of hedonism, tortuous relationships and laugh-out-loud hilarious black comedy.
Great soundtrack - much of which is variations on Ray Davies' classic 'Lola' and I even got to spot a few of the pubs I'd been to in Iceland's amazing capital! This is sure to boost the tourist trade.
Definitely not for the prudish (or indeed Tory voters who cannot possibly empathise with a work-shy scrounger!) but, if you're fairly broad-minded, you will love 101 (that's Reykjavik old town's post-code, in case you were wondering) Reykjavik!
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