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JAR CITY

by Baltasar Kormákur

synopsis

Two stories: the first is about a man breaking into a genetic database storing medical information on the Icelandic people. After losing his daughter to a hereditary disease, he then tries to trace his own roots. The second story is about a murder investigation of an old man that leads to unusual forensic evidence, uncovering secrets that have been kept in the genetic bloodline of the whole nation.
Based on the eponymous crime novel by Arnaldur Indridason.

international title: Jar City
original title: Mýrin
country: Iceland, Germany, Denmark
year: 2006
genre: fiction
directed by: Baltasar Kormákur
release date: IS 20/10/2006, NO 16/11/2007, FR 10/09/2008, UK 12/09/2008
screenplay: Baltasar Kormákur
cast: Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson, Atli Rafn Sigurðarson, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson, Ágústa Eva Erlendsdóttir
cinematography by: Bergsteinn Björgúlfsson
film editing: Elísabet Rónaldsdóttir
art director: Atli Geir Grétarsson
costumes designer: Harpa Einarsdóttir
music: Mugison
producer: Baltasar Kormákur, Agnes Johansen, Lilja Pálmadóttir, Reinhard Klooss, Oliver Huzly, Kim Magnusson
production: Blueeyes Productions, Bavaria Film, Nordisk Film Production A/S
distributor: Sena (IS), Memento Films (FR), The Works (UK)

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main awards/selection

Edda 2006 Best Feature Film
Best Director
Best Actor (Ingvar E. Sigurðsson)
Best Supporting Actor (Atli Rafn Sigurðarson)
Best Music
Karlovy Vary 2007 Best Feature Film
Don Quixote Prize
Courmayeur Noir in Festival 2007 Napapijri Award for the Best Acting Performance (Ingvar E. Sigurðsson)
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