Karitas is a single mother of four who desperately tries to make ends meet. Fighting a losing battle with her ex-husband for custody over her three daughters, she is oblivious to what’s going on with her twelve year old son Gudmund, a victim of brutal bullying at school whose life is on the fast track to destruction. Gudmund’s only friend in the world is Marinó, a schizophrenic in his forties, who lives with his mother in the same apartment building. When Marinó realizes that his mother has secretly been dating a stranger, Marino starts to lose grip on reality. Gardar is an underworld enforcer who makes a mess at work; as a result his twin brother Georg is beaten up. Exiled both from the underworld and his family, Gardar has to make a fresh start in life. He decides to seek out his family, and to seek out his son Gudmund whom he has never seen. —IMDb
Ragnar Bragason (born 15 September 1971) is an Icelandic film director, screenwriter and producer.
He is best known for his films Börn (Children) and Foreldrar (Parents) and the popular TV series Næturvaktin (The Night Shift), Dagvaktin (The Day Shift), and Fangavaktin (The Prison Shift).
Ragnar grew up in the village of Súðavik, in a family of fishermen and farmers. He got his start making short videos in college. After directing a large number of music videos, shorts and documentaries, he released his first feature-film Fíaskó (Fiasco) in 2000. In his earlier work he used traditional ways of writing and directing, but more recently Ragnar has followed methods similar to those of Mike Leigh and John Cassavetes of working with his actors to create characters and screenplays through improvisation.
His work has been nominated thirty two times for the Icelandic Edda Awards, and has received the awards fifteen times.
Fíaskó was awarded Special Jury Prize at the… read more