ROKLAND

By Marteinn ÞÓRSSON

ICELANDIC FILM CENTRE - as FIN

Drama - Completed 2011

Böddi is a small town rebel who despises the materialistic society he has been born into. He loses his job as a teacher at the local high school. On his notorious blog site, he alienates himself by viciously satirizing everyone around him and effectively makes himself an outlaw in the community.

    • Year of production
    • 2011
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • ICELAND
    • Languages
    • ICELANDIC
    • Duration
    • 98 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Marteinn ÞÓRSSON
    • Writer(s)
    • Marteinn ÞÓRSSON
    • Producer(s)
    • Snorri ÞÓRISSON (Pegasus)
    • Synopsis
    • When Böddi returns to his home village, in the North of Iceland, after 10 years of academic life in Germany he sets out to change the mindset of the local people. Through his blog he preaches highbrow ideals mixed with Viking Era romanticism which both amuses and confuses the locals. The students he teaches at the local high school think he's crazy and finally Böddi gets fired. The girl he is in love with rejects him and the one he’s using as a distraction ends up using him. Being a man of ideals, Böddi continues his poetic crusade but with limited success. When it finally dawns on him that nothing will ever change in the village, he gets on his sturdy horse, Nietzsche, and rides south, to the big city of Reykjavík. He’s got a gun in his pocket and noble ideas for the people. He’s ready for his revolution. And this revolution is quite real.
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