Purlur Og Svin (1984)

Genres - Comedy  |   Run Time - 84 min.  |   Countries - Denmark, Iceland  |  
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Icelandic stage performer Oskar Jonasson wrote and directed this Icelandic-Danish comedy about flaky middle-aged salesman Finnbogi (Johann Sigurdarson) and his wife Lisa (Olafia Hronn Jonsdottier), who mortgage their home to buy a stale, crumbling bakery. Neither has a crumb of knowledge about cakes, pastries, bread, and baked goods, but they have enough crust to take on the competition. Relishing the thought of profits, they slice the price of hot dog rolls by half. Soon the dough is rolling in. There's yet another finger in the pie after elderly cake-baking Karolina joins the team. However, Karolina's sourdough daughter, owner of a large modern bakery, doesn't cater to her new rivals. If they were leaven town the next day, she'd be happy. Shown at the 1998 Berlin Film Festival.