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"Noi the Albino" is one of those films in which the very lack of anything significant happening becomes the central theme and message of the work. Noi lives a life that is so uneventful and boring that it would drive virtually any one of us to the brink of madness. We hardly blame him when we see him dozing through his classes at school or pilfering change from a mock slot machine set up in the local restaurant. Yet, despite the fact that virtually nothing of consequence happens, the film itself is a fascinating mood piece that seeps into our bones and makes us sympathize with the plight of the strange young man who occupies center stage in the drama. Most of the adults in Noi's life seem to sense his potential, but, for some reason, he is totally unwilling to tap into it.Read more ›
There are also small humorous touches in the film, especially around the food Noi eats. He cannot successfully rob a bank or escape from the police. Iris' father wears a t-shirt that says "New York F***ing City" is also an amusing detail.
NOI ALBINOD is probably not a film I will watch over and over again, but it is a movie that captures a viewer's interest and makes a person think.
This movie is wonderfully subtle, dark and beautiful. The opening scene is amazing. Dagur Kári has definitely done an incredible job.
I did not realize this film's international potential when I was visiting Iceland last summer and i picked this movie up, but i was amazed at how stunning the flick is. It's not so surprising that, after 101 Reykjavík, more attention is paid to iceland's limited film industry.
I will also have to say that the soundtrack is excellent! Pick that up as well if you like Iron and Wine or 'Bonnie Prince Billy'.
This film is somehow escapes being depressing and falling off into psychotic melodrama (like Rosie or The Princess and the Warrior), and doesn't push any message to center stage, and avoids the pitfalls of becoming a morality piece or some sappy tale of a misfit.
It's really well done and will have you thinking on it for quite some time. The scenery is bleak, yet interesting. The soundtrack is wonderful and the acting is quite good.
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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 18 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 on April 12, 2014 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