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by Fridrik Thór Fridriksson


Jed and Chloe in their early 20’s live a very simple life in the city. They love each other, find happiness in the smallest things and plan to get married. One day the death of Chloe’s cat triggers inconsolable sadness and a deep confusion in the meaning of life for both Jed and Chloe. Chloe’s tears keep her home but Jed begins a fruitless search for the meaning of life, hoping he can bring back Chloe’s smile. Alone at night he sees a tramp, Max, on TV whom he believes may hold the key. Jed visits him in the city dump. The awkward duo starts a journey that unexpectedly brings newfound hope.

international title: Niceland
original title: Naesland
country: Iceland, Germany, Denmark, United Kingdom
sales agent: Global Screen GmbH
year: 2004
genre: fiction
directed by: Fridrik Thór Fridriksson
film run: 86'
release date: IS 01/10/2004
screenplay: Huldar Breiðfjörð
cast: Martin Compston, Gary Lewis, Kerry Fox, Peter Capaldi, Shauna Macdonald, Gudrun Bjarnadowr, Timmy Lang, Gudrún Gísladóttir
cinematography by: Morten Søborg
film editing: Sigvaldl J. Karason, Anders Refn
art director: Ami Pall Johannsson
costumes designer: Helga I. Stefánsdóttir
music: Mugison
producer: Skúli Fr. Malmquist, Thór S. Sigurjónsson
production: Zik Zak Filmworks, Tradewind Pictures, Nimbus Film, Film and Music Entertainment (F&ME)
backing: Eurimages, FilmFoerderung Hamburg, Filmstiftung Nordrheln-Westfalen, Icelandic Film Centre, Nordic Film & TV Fund, The Danish Film Institute
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