Jar City (2006)

 

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Image source: http://bunchedundies.blogspot.co.uk/2010/07/jar-city-2006.html

If you’re looking to expand your Nordic film horizons or simply fill the void in your Saturday night Scandinavian viewing, then Baltasar Kormákur’s Icelandic thriller Jar City may be just the thing you need. It has recently been re-released on DVD and is available to buy on amazon.co.uk and for rental on LoveFilm

Synopsis: When a man is found bludgeoned to death by an ashtray in his home, Detective Erlendur (Ingvar E. Sigurðsson) discovers that the man was linked to a 30 year old rape case, but was never convicted. The discovery of an old photograph showing a child’s grave takes Erlendur and his team to the desolate, eroding outskirts of the city where the young child has been laid to rest. When the cold case is re-opened alongside the current investigation, it becomes clear that crimes of the past have a detrimental effect upon contemporary Icelandic society.

Read my full review here: http://www.whitecoffeemagazine.com/2013/review-jar-city/

 

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