Archive of films Nói, the Albino / Nói Albinói

Iceland / Germany / United Kingdom / Denmark
2003, 93 min

Section: Variety Critics’ Choice: Europe Now!
Year: 2003

Weird but compelling drama about a rebellious Icelandic teenager in a
frozen coastal village. 


Icelandic cinema digs out a major new talent with Noi Albinoi, the feature debut of award-winning short filmmaker Dagur Kari. Portrait of a gifted teen rebelling against life´s limits in a frozen coastal village communicates directly with auds through an inspired mix of realism, humor and metaphor. Noi (newcomer Tomas Lemarquis), a bald, grinning boy of 17, lives with his grandma, Lina (Anna Fridriksdottir). His father, Kiddi (Throstur Leo Gunnarsson), lives by himself, struggling with alcoholism. Noi cuts school regularly, but when he meets lovely Iris (Elin Hansdottir), things start looking up, and he hatches a madcap scheme to rob the bank. In the main role, Lemarquis, looking like Bart Simpson sprung to life, commands attention with his energy and wide-eyed awkwardness.
Deborah Young 


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About the film

Color, 35 mm

Section: Variety Critics’ Choice: Europe Now!
Director: Dagur Kári
Screenplay: Dagur Kári
Dir. of Photography: Rasmus Videbaek
Music: Dagur Kári, Orri Jonsson
Editor: Daniel Dencik
Producer: Philippe Bober, Kim Magnusson, Skúli Fr. Malmquist, Thorir Snaer Sigurjónsson
Production: Zik Zak Filmworks
Cast: Tómas Lemarquis, Thrösthur Leo Gunnarsson, Elín Hansdóttir, Anna Fridriksdóttir
Contact: Coproduction Office, Zik Zak Filmworks, CinemArt, a.s.


Jan Jíra


Dagur Kári

Film Director


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