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Jar City (15)
Iceland, 2006, 93 mins. Dir Baltasar Kormakur
Considered by many to be the film which helped define the rise of Nordic Noir, this vivid and powerful thriller, based on the award winning novel of the same name, begins with a gruesome murder of a former criminal. With Inspector Erlendur at the centre of the investigation Jar City journeys through a grim and lonely Iceland as the enquiry uncovers a series of haunting twists and horrifying secrets that have long been buried and forgotten.
‘Gloomily intricate and unique, unfolding in a series of sharp observational details, skidding plot twists and haunting landscapes’
‘Vivid and powerful’