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|
|country:||Iceland, Germany, Denmark|
|sales agent:||Trust Film Sales|
|directed by:||Baltasar Kormákur|
|release date:||IS 20/10/2006, NO 16/11/2007, FR 10/09/2008, UK 12/09/2008|
|cast:||Ingvar E. Sigurdsson, 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|
|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)|