|Original title||Þriðja nafnið|
|PRODUCER||Einar Thor, Ian Bang|
|CAST||Moses Rockman, Elma Lísa Gunnarsdóttir, Hjalti Rögnvaldsson, Glenn Conroy, Þröstur Leo Gunnarsson, Guðfinna Rúnarsdóttir, Víkingur Kristjánsson.|
A hoodlum with hidden talents highjacks a boat and demands to speak to his ex-girlfriend, but she has never heard of him. A low budget film set in a house and a boat over night, shot in two weeks in two locations, in the simple straight forward style of the early film making. A dialog driven character study, observing the post 9/11 atmo, the different cultures we live in and the idea if marginal societies believe such things “can never happen here”, and thus not take them that seriously. With the characters in the foreground facing two wicked minds, this semi-love story comes to a twisted end before dawn.
Einar Thor Gunnlaugsson, born in Flateyri village in northwest part of Iceland, graduated from The London Film School with a distinction in directing in 1992. He had studied at the University of Iceland and at the University of Malaga, Spain, from 1988 to 1990, and later continued his academic studies at City University in London were he completed his MA in 2001 in cultural studies. After film school he appeared as an actor in number of short films in London and took on the lead role in a United Nation's (UNHCR) music video, 'Hate & Destruction' in 1994. He has also produced and written over ten radio program's for the Icelandic National Radio, and from 1986 to this day, written dozens of articles for Icelandic newspapers and magazines on culture, politics and media. His feature films include “The Third Name”, “Small Mountain” and documentary “66°23 North West.”