A remote community in Northern Iceland, hemmed in by the mountains and the sea and disconnected all through the long winter from the rest of the country, is the location for Dagur Kari’s much praised first feature. His protagonist is a 17 years old bald, rebellious, school-hating, suspected by some to be the village idiot and by others, like the school shrink, to be a genius. He’d rather spend time in his home cellar or taking pot shots at stalactites, than sharing the company of others. The arrival of a new girl at the local gas station ignites in him the desire to elope with her, something that is practically impossible in winter-time. A crazy, absurdist, unpredictable comedy with a humor of its own, the kind that quotes Soren Kirkegaard’s famous line: “Hang yourself and you’ll regret it. Don’t hang yourself and you’ll regret it”.