XL (2013)

Ex-family man, avid womanizer, heavy-drinking, heavy-weight Parliamentarian Leifur Sigurdarson is forced to go into rehab by his political rival the Prime Minister, following a well publicised art exhibition brawl.
Full of denial, Leifur gives an intimate but grand dinner party before checking in. As the gathering slowly matures into a full blown party we get to know the host and his guests better, and learn about the relationships within the group: The dealings of Leifur and the underworld kingpin Eiríkur, Leifur’s young lover Æsa, his beautiful lawyer Kristína and a daughter who may or may not exist… but when it´s time to leave – very few do, turning the night into an adventure exclusively for those old enough to vote.

The score is composed by Anna Thorvalds, recipient of the Nordic Council Music Prize 2012.

Genre: Drama   Language: Icelandic

Cast

  • Ólafur Darri Ólafsson
  • María Birta Bjarnadóttir
  • Elma Lísa Gunnarsdóttir
  • Tanja Björk Ómarsdóttir
  • Nanna Kristín Magnúsdóttir
  • Stefán Jónsson
  • Ævar Þór Benediktsson
  • Hilmir Jensson
  • Snorri Ásmundsson
  • Hafdís Helga Helgadóttir
  • Monika Ewa Orlowska
  • Þorsteinn Bachmann
  • Helgi Björnsson
  • Edda Arnljótsdóttir
  • Jón Júlíusson
  • Lilja Guðrún Þorvaldsdóttir
  • Margrét Helga Jóhannsdóttir
  • Rúnar Guðbrandsson
  • Inga María Eyjólfsdóttir
  • Karolina Boguslawska
  • Hanna Kristín Birgisdóttir
  • Auður Ómarsdóttir
  • Jórunn Steinsson
  • Eva María Jónsdóttir
  • Víkingur Kristjánsson
  • Róbert Marshall
  • Þráinn Bertelsson
  • Guðmundur Steingrímsson
  • Árni Johnsen
  • Katla Rut Pétursdóttir
  • Leifur Gauti Sigurðsson

Crew

  • Director Marteinn Thorsson
  • Script Marteinn Thorsson og Guðmundur Óskarsson
  • Cinematographer Bergsteinn Björgúlfsson
  • Music Anna Þorvaldsdóttir
  • Editing Steffí Thors, Marteinn Thorsson, Sigurdur Eythorsson and Valdis Oskarsdottir
  • Sound department Bogi Reynisson & Pétur Einarsson
  • Costume designers Hildur Sigrún Valsdóttir & Ólöf Benediktsdóttir
  • Make up Kristín Kristjánsdóttir
  • Art department Gunnar Pálsson & Júlía Embla Katrínardóttir
  • Photos Erlendur Sveinsson
  • Producers Marteinn Thorsson, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Ragnheiður Erlingsdóttir, Guðmundur Óskarsson
  • Co-producer Bergsteinn Björgúlfsson
  • Associate producer María Birta Bjarnadóttir
  • Production company Tenderlee Motion Pictures Company, Stór og smá ehf and Thingmadurinn ehf.
XL (2013) Drama | 88min | 18 January 2013 (Iceland) 5.7
Director: Marteinn ThorssonWriter: Marteinn ThorssonStars: Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, María Birta, Nanna Kristín MagnúsdóttirSummary: Leifur Sigurdarson, an unstoppable ladies man and alcoholic parliament member, is forced in rehab by his friend and boss, the Prime Minister of Iceland. But before he gets spanked in public, he invites his friends over for a gargantuan feast. During the party we get to know Leifur and the other characters in the movie as well as finding out about Leifur's, and his posse's, sordid past. Written by Kvikmyndir.is

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