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Friðrik Þór Friðriksson

Englar alheimsins (Angels of the Universe)

Edition 2000
100' - 2000 - Drama, Biography - Dialogue: Icelandic
Director: Friðrik Þór Friðriksson Composer: Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson With: Ingvar Sigurdsson, Baltasar Kormakur, Hilmir Snær Guðnason
‘Angels of the Universe’ is based on Einar Már Gudmundsson’s novel of the same name. It portrays the life of Paul, who suffers from schizophrenia, and the way people react to his illness. At first we see him with his family, childhood friends and the girl that he loves, and then we follow him into the psychiatric hospital. There we meet his colourful companions: Óli Beatle, who believes he has written all the Beatles’ songs and sent them to the band as telepathic messages; the sophisticated and erudite Viktor, who sometimes suddenly turns into Hitler; and Peter, Paul’s room-mate, who has freaked out on acid and thinks he wrote a doctorate about Schiller at a Chinese university.

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Friðrik Þór Friðriksson


Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson


Ingvar Sigurdsson, Baltasar Kormakur, Hilmir Snær Guðnason


Einar Guðmundsson

Director of Photography

Harald Gunnar Paalgard


Skule Eriksen, Sigvaldi J. Kárason


Friðrik Þór Friðriksson, Anna Maria Karlsdottir

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Countries of production

Iceland, Denmark, Norway, Germany, Sweden

Screenplay based on

"Englar alheimsins" (Einar Guðmundsson)



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