Sight and Sound - 01/01/1998
"...Rambunctious energy....Magnus Olafsson is very funny..."
New York Times - 03/12/1999
"...[A] vividly realized, comic and pungent slice of life....It is created with admirable skill..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 04/23/1999
"...Fridriksson graces the cinema of poverty rooted in Italian neo-realism and the British kitchen-sink style with a delightfully weird twist..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 10/15/1997
"...Gorgeously shot, this naturalistic fable of a family frozen in dysfunction ends with a quiet miracle..."
A dramatic black comedy about the lower-class citizens of Reykjavik, Iceland who made their homes in the abandoned bunkers of British and American soldiers after World War II. A bittersweet examination of one family's trails and tribulations in the attempts to make the best of those difficult times on "Devils Island." Filmed on location in Iceland and based on a true story and the novel by Einar Gudmundsson.
Based On A Novel |
Black Comedy |