Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Jar City on Sundance Channel

The Sundance Channel is showing Jar City tonight and Saturday:

Wednesday August 19 at 11PM
Sunday August 23 at 2AM

Set amongst the cheerless outlying neighborhoods of Reykjavik, Icelandic filmmaker Baltasar Kormakur's taut, cerebral police thriller from a novel by Arnaldur Indridason is additionally an eerie exercise in sense of place. Depressive detective Erlendur (Ingvar E. Sigurdsson) is investigating what he describes as "a typical Icelandic murder: messy and pointless." However, linkages soon arise, prompting him to delve into the mysterious death of a little girl two decades earlier.

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Semi Dweller said...

It's a fantastic film - although also a candidate for quite possibly the bleakest depiction of Iceland I've ever seen and with some genuinely powerful scenes in it - I challenge anyone to remain unmoved by the opening.

Having had some very good food in Iceland, I was also struck by the takeaway meal Erlandur 'enjoys'. I won't spoil it for those who haven't seen the film, but it's worth looking out for.

Uriah Robinson said...

Erlendur's meal is definitely not in the Montalbano class.