City State (2011)

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Set in modern day Iceland, an immigrant vows revenge after losing his unborn child in an attack by a crime syndicate, thereby binding his fate with a troubled policewoman, her corrupt police commander, and a crime lord who's losing his edge.

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  • Actress Agusta Eva Erlendsdottir in her role as Andrea
  • actors Maria Osk and Sigurdur Sigurjonsson
  • actors Bjorn Thors, Bjorn Hlynur and Agusta Eva
  • Actor Philip Jackson
  • actors Gestur Palmason and Gisli Orn Gardarson
  • Agusta Eva Erlendsdottir in her role as Andrea

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13 November 2012 | lukesorba
| Melancholy Thriller
Structurally and thematically similar to Doug Liman's "Go" and of course "Pulp Fiction" - the template to too many multi-stranded, time-hopping urban crime dramas - City State's milieu, a drab Iceland entirely devoid of folkloric landscapes, is more original than the content. It is a tale briskly told, that trades depth for pace, and some suspension of disbelief is required for the plot to convince. However the performances- particularly Zlatko Krickic - do partly compensate for the sketchy nature of the narrative, although both British actors seem even more out of place than their characters. Ultimately the combination of fashionable verite camera-work and grim mise en scene bolted onto contrived story-telling does not quite work and a promising socio-political drama about immigration, crime and authority barely peeps through its gangland mask.

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Action | Crime | Drama | Thriller

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