Angels of the Universe


1h 37m 2000

Brief Synopsis

Reykjavik teenager Paul suffers from schizophrenia. As Paul begins to behave more and more erratically, his parents have him committed to a mental institution. There he meets fellow patients Oli Beatle, Viktor and Peter, and the group attempt to get by despite their day-to-day life of captivity.

Film Details

Also Known As
Englar alheimsins, anges de l'univers
Release Date
2000
Production Company
Arte; Eurimages; Filmhuset Studios; Icelandic Film Corporation; Nordic Film & TV Fond; Sveriges Television (Svt); Trust Film Sales; Zentropa Entertainment; Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (Zdf)
Distribution Company
Triangelfilm
Location
Iceland

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 37m

Synopsis

Reykjavik teenager Paul suffers from schizophrenia. As Paul begins to behave more and more erratically, his parents have him committed to a mental institution. There he meets fellow patients Oli Beatle, Viktor and Peter, and the group attempt to get by despite their day-to-day life of captivity.

Film Details

Also Known As
Englar alheimsins, anges de l'univers
Release Date
2000
Production Company
Arte; Eurimages; Filmhuset Studios; Icelandic Film Corporation; Nordic Film & TV Fond; Sveriges Television (Svt); Trust Film Sales; Zentropa Entertainment; Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (Zdf)
Distribution Company
Triangelfilm
Location
Iceland

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 37m

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Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the Audience Award for Best Actor (Ingvar E Sigurdson) at the 2000 European Film Awards (EFA).

Winner of the FIPRESCI Prize at the 2000 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.

Winner of the World Prism Award for Best Foreign Feature at the 2001 Santa Barbara International Film Festival.

Released in United States 2000

Released in United States 2001

Released in United States August 2000

Released in United States January 2001

Released in United States July 2000

Released in United States March 2001

Released in United States May 2000

Released in United States September 2000

Shown at Cannes International Film Festival (market) May 10-21, 2000.

Shown at Edinburgh International Film Festival (Director's Focus) August 13-27, 2000.

Shown at Gothenburg Film Festival January 28 - February 6, 2000.

Shown at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival July 5-15, 2000.

Shown at Santa Barbara International Film Festival March 1-11, 2001.

Shown at Seattle International Film Festival (Contemporary World Cinema) May 24 - June 17, 2001.

Shown at Sundance Film Festival (World Cinema) in Park City, Utah January 18-28, 2001.

Shown at Toronto International Film Festival (Contemporary World Cinema) September 7-16, 2000.

Fridriksson and Gudmundsson previously collaborated on the script for "Children of Nature" (Iceland/Germany/Norway/1991).

Began shooting June 11, 1999.

Completed shooting September 25, 1999.

Artistic License's Sande Zeig is a US rep for Fridrik Thor Fridriksson.

Released in United States 2000 (Shown at Gothenburg Film Festival January 28 - February 6, 2000.)

Released in United States 2001 (Shown at Seattle International Film Festival (Contemporary World Cinema) May 24 - June 17, 2001.)

Released in United States January 2001 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (World Cinema) in Park City, Utah January 18-28, 2001.)

Released in United States March 2001 (Shown at Santa Barbara International Film Festival March 1-11, 2001.)

Released in United States May 2000 (Shown at Cannes International Film Festival (market) May 10-21, 2000.)

Released in United States May 2000 (Shown in Los Angeles (American Cinematheque) as part of the "Iceland Naturally Festival" May 4-6, 2000.)

Released in United States July 2000 (Shown at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival July 5-15, 2000.)

Released in United States August 2000 (Shown at Edinburgh International Film Festival (Director's Focus) August 13-27, 2000.)

Released in United States September 2000 (Shown at Toronto International Film Festival (Contemporary World Cinema) September 7-16, 2000.)