Fiasco

Ragnar Bragason

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Original title Fíaskó
DIRECTOR Ragnar Bragason
PRODUCER Friðrik Þór Friðriksson, Skúli Fr. Malmquist, Þórir S. Sigurjónsson
DOP Ágúst Jakobsson
SCRIPT Ragnar Bragason
SOUND Kjartan Kjartansson
MUSIC Barði Jóhannsson
EDITOR Sigvaldi J. Kárason
CO-PRODUCER Uwe Boll, Helmut G. Weber, Thomas Springer, Peter Aalbæk Jensen
RELEASE 2000
LENGTH 87
GENRE Comedy
CAST Björn Jörundur Friðbjörnsson, Eggert Þorleifsson, Kristbjörg Kjeld, Margrét Ákadóttir, Róbert Arnfinnsson, Silja Hauksdóttir

Synopsis

Set in present-day Reykjavík, Fiasco draws a narrative circle of interconnecting stories in which three members of the Bardal household deal with the secret loves in their lives. Karl, an old age pensioner, is busy chasing after an amnesic old screen legend. Julia, Karl´s granddaughter, is torn between a mediocre bank manager and a wild sailor, and tells them both she is pregnant. But is she really? Steingerdur, Julia´s mother, has a wild crush on a preacher who has a serious drinking problem, and ends up with a dead stripper in his Jacuzzi. The characters cross each other as the film progresses, until the three interwoven strands of the story finally come together in an explosive and hilarious crescendo full of surprises.

Director

Ragnar Bragason was born 1971 in Sudavik Iceland. His debut feature film FIASCO recieved ‘The Jury Award’ at The Cairo International Film Festival in 2000 and the ‘Icelandic Cultural Award’ the same year. Official Festival Selection: 2001 Toronto International Film Festival, Mannheim, Pusan, Gothenburg, Raindance and more. His second feature film, the internationally acclaimed CHILDREN, was awarded the Golden Swan for ‘Best Film’ at The Copenhagen International Film Festival 2007, received ‘Best Director’ at Transilvania International Film Festival in Romania 2007, ‘The Jury Award’ at The Courmayeur Noir International Film Festival in Italy 2006 and was nominated for a record number of ‘Edda’s – The Icelandic Film Awards’ the same year. CHILDREN was named as one of ‘The 10 Best European Films of 2006’ by European- films.net and was an official selection at the international film festivals in San Sebastian, Rotterdam, Karlovy Vary, Pusan and more. His third feature PARENTS won all of the major awards at the Edda’s – The Icelandic Film Awards 2007; Best Film, Director, Screenplay, Actor In a Leading Role, Actress In a Leading Role and Best Cinematography. The same happended with his fourth feature MR.BJARNFREÐARSON in 2009. All in all Ragnar’s work has been nominated 51 times for Edda’s at The Icelandic Film Awards in the last 10 years and has been awarded 24 times so far. Besides the feature films his TV series THE PRISON SHIFT, THE DAY SHIFT, THE NIGHT SHIFT, THE GIRLS and FOSTBROTHERS have won the award for ‘Best TV Drama/Comedy’ Ragnar got the award for ‘Best Music Video’ STOP IN THE NAME OF LOVE – BANG GANG in 2004. Among other nominations for Edda are; LOVE IS IN THE AIR ‘Best Documentary’ 2004, DRAMARAMA ‘Director Of The Year 2001’ and WORMSTONGUE – A LOVE STORY ‘The Best TV Drama/Comedy’ 2000. Ragnar is also an awarded director of commercials and music videos. His campaign WATER for the National Newspaper DV was awarded ‘Best Promotion of a Newspaper Online Service’ at the International Newspaper Marketing Assosiation Festival in Las Vegas 2001. The music video SO ALONE by the band BANG GANG won the ‘Best Video of 2001’ at the International Film Festival ‘Cinema du Fantastic’ in Gerardme, France. Ragnar has 7 times been awarded at the Icelandic Music Video Awards, two times for ‘Video of the year’. Videos by Ragnar have appeared on channels such as MTV and VH1. His Screenplay THE WHISPERER was nominated for the 2003 Sundance/NHK International Filmmakers Award as ‘Screenplay of the Year’.

Honors

Cairo Film Festival, 2000- Special Jury Prize, nomination for the Golden Pyramid/Edda Awards, 2000 - Sound of the Year, nomination for the best Actress of the Year.
 

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