Rokland (Stormland) gets Premiere Date and Theatrical Release

Rokland (Stormland), the new feature from Marteinn Thorsson will be released all over Iceland on January 14th, 2011. The film is released by the Sambio Theater Group, Iceland's biggest group of cinemas. Its Egilshöll is one of Europe's most advanced cinemas with one of Europe's largest screens.

Stormland is a razor-sharp black comedy, based on the novel by Hallgrimur Helgason. It stars Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Elma Lísa Gunnarsdóttir, Stefán Hallur Stefánsson, Lára Jóhanna Jónsdóttir and popular Icelandic funnyman, LADDI.

Böddi (Ólafur Darri Ólafsson) returns to the village of Krókur after 10 years of studies in Germany and he’s going to change the way Icelandic people think. On his blog he preaches noble, highbrow German ideals mixed with Viking Era romanticism. He’s a bit too enthusiastic and is fired from his teaching position at the local high school after an ill-advised trip with his students to Drangey Island.
Being a man of ideals, Böddi continues his crusade but has little luck. The girl he loves doesn’t want him and the one he’s using ends up using him. On his blog he continues to criticizes everything and everyone, much to the locals’ dismay. Nothing will change in Krókur Village.
So Böddi rides south to the big city of Reykjavík on his sturdy steed Nietzsche. He’s got a gun in his pocket and noble ideas for the people. He’s ready for his revolution. And his revolution is quite real.

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