Einkalif (1996)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Satire  |   Run Time - 91 min.  |   Countries - Iceland  |  
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Anarchic Icelandic teens Alexander, his sweetheart Margret and their pal Noi swipe a movie camera and begin making a cinema verite documentary about Alexander's weird family in this spirited at times scathingly funny Icelandic comedy. Alexander's family must be among the most eccentric on the island. One of his relatives is the country's most notorious burglar and has just been released from prison. His mother is a drug addict. His step father owns a tanning salon and has a thing for chainsaws. Other family members are equally off-beat and while presenting unflattering but not unduly cruel portraits, the three throw in much commentary about the state of their country and of authority in general. They also make fun of filmmaking and film aesthetics, deliberately including cliched elements such as an obligatory nude scene to make their film more commercial.



eccentric, filmmaker, robbery, teenagers