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Is he the village idiot or a genius in disguise? Seventeen-year-old Nói drifts through life on a remote fjord in the north of Iceland. In winter, the fjord is cut off from the outside world, surrounded by ominous mountains and buried under a shroud of snow. Nói dreams of escaping from this white-walled prison with Iris, a city girl who works in a local gas station. But his clumsy attempts at escape spiral out of control and end in complete failure. Only a natural disaster will shatter Nóis universe and offer him a better world.
Hairless, gaunt, and pallid, the title character of Noi is an Icelandic slacker, a smart but alienated high school boy with a boozing dad and meager prospects. His small-town life brightens a bit when he meets Iris, the daughter of a local bookstore owner, who's vacationing from the city. For their first date, they break into a museum and kiss in front of a taxidermed polar bear. But Noi's life continues its downward turn; he's expelled from school and gets a job as a gravedigger, prompting a desperate gesture. Noi is sort of a collision between Ferris Bueller's Day Off and Scandinavian nihilism (the bookstore owner quotes the dour philosopher Kierkegaard). Fortunately, the bleak events are carried out with skewed humor and sly visual flair. The restlessness and despair of adolescence are captured with honesty and sympathy. --Bret Fetzer
Noi Albinoi is a film by 1st time Icelander,Dagur Kari,shot in NW Iceland.It's about 17 year old Noi,a misfit who genuinely is a total outsider to the small village community by a... Read morePublished 7 months ago by technoguy
Cold, barren, snow covered Iceland. Our main character--teenage Noi. Noi lives with his grandmother and occasionally sees his out-of-touch alcohol-problem father. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Hunyadi
This a Nordic Indy film. It is very slow at times but entertaining. It has action at times.
Noi is a wunderkind Icelandic high school drop out. Read more
Love this movie funny sweet sad cute gross silly Elvis graves and so much more.. A must see.super sexy albino.Published on May 1, 2013 by ramona sanchez
Nói Albinói is a slow film. At times it even gets exasperating, but, in my opinion, that's how the director wants you to feel. Why? Read morePublished on July 8, 2012 by Daniel Gamboa
Great movie if you want a sorta quirky and strange film. I enjoyed the mysterious Noi and his delinquency. Would recommend anyone who likes foreign films.Published on November 2, 2011 by Nilla
this is a great film, one of the best icelandic films ever made. very smart, funny and in the end touching.Published on November 2, 2009 by Loft Learner
Although Iceland has been much in the news recently, for all the wrong reasons, here is a film about Iceland that probably got virtually no coverage at all. Read morePublished on May 27, 2009 by H. L. Mason