- Rated: Unrated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 26 minutes
- Released: May 8, 2012
- Originally Released: 2008
- Label: Ent. One Music
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 2.35
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - Icelandic
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Total Film - 05/01/2012
3 stars out of 5 -- "[The film] coolly gathers pace in the second half as it knots a simple plot with some pleasing suspense, violence and wry humour."
An Icelandic crime thriller with the gloss stripped away, director Oskar Jonasson's REYKJAVIK-ROTTERDAM hones in on a down-and-outer at the very end of his rope. For Kristofer (Baltasar Kormakur) life has been little more than a never ending series of failures and disappointments. Among other things, he made the colossal mistake of smuggling alcohol during his tenure as a shipworker - a little stunt that promptly landed him behind bars. Now, following release, he struggles to pull his life together while working as a security guard and continually attempts to support his family. Then the opportunity arises for Kristofer to do one final tour on a freighter running from Reykjavik, Iceland, to Rotterdam, Holland. Kristofer initially embraces the opportunity to work with his old friends once again - little foreseeing the malestorm of crime into which this move will plunge him.