Nýtt Líf (pronunciation , English: New Life) is an Icelandic film directed by Þráinn Bertelsson and released in 1983. The film is a comedy shot in the Westman Islands and stars Eggert Þorleifsson and Karl Ágúst Úlfsson, among others. The music features several musicians including the band Tappi Tíkarrass (of which Björk was a member), which contributed the songs "Sperglar" and "Kukl" (a.k.a. "Seiður").

Nýtt Líf
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Directed byÞráinn Bertelsson
Written byÞráinn Bertelsson
Produced byJón Hermannsson
StarringEggert Þorleifsson
Karl Ágúst Úlfsson
CinematographyAri Kristinsson
Edited byAri Kristinsson
Music byvarious
Distributed byNýtt Líf ehf.
Release date
4 September 1983[1]
Running time
87 min
LanguageIcelandic

SynopsisEdit

The film is the first of three about the misadventures of two friends, Þór and Danni.[1][2] Two friends working at a restaurant get fired from their jobs and after seeing an advertisement for the fishing industry of the Westman Islands, decide to go there and make some money. The islands become a perfect setting for many funny and strange situations, especially after word gets around that the two are spies from the Ministry of Fisheries.[1]

CastEdit

Karl Ágúst Úlfsson: Daníel Ólafsson.
Eggert Þorleifsson: Þór Magnússon.
Runólfur Dagbjartsson: Víglundur, work manager.
Eiríkur Sigurgeirsson: Axel, best employee.
Sveinn Tómasson: Ási, the shipper.
Guðrún Kolbeinsdóttir: María Víglundsdóttir.
Elva Ósk Ólafsdóttir: Miss Snæfells and Hnappadalssýsla.
Ingveldur Gyða Kristinsdóttir: Silja, Axels' girlfriend.
Magnús S. Magnússon: Sigurður mayonese.
Frímann Lúðvíksson: Júlli, the house keeper.
Hlynur Ólafsson: Alli, guest at the ball at Alþýðuhúsið.
Guðlaug Bjarnadóttir: Magga, Þór's ex-wife.
Tappi Tíkarrass (Björk Guðmundsdóttir - vocals. Jakob Smári Magnússon - bass. Eyjólfur Jóhannsson - guitar. Guðmundur Þór Gunnarsson).

ReceptionEdit

The film was the fourth highest-grossing film in Iceland in 1983 and the second highest-grossing local film after On Top.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Nýtt líf, More Icelandic Films, Icelandic Film Centre
  2. ^ "Nýtt líf", Kvikmyndir og sjónvarp, Heimaslóð, Vestmannaeyjabær (in Icelandic)
  3. ^ "Iceland '83 Top 10". Variety. 7 March 1984. p. 14.

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