Noi the Albino (Nói albínói)
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Noi the Albino (Nói albínói)
Is he the village idiot, or a genius in disguise? Seventeen-year-old, Noi drifts through life in a remote fjord in northern Iceland. In the winter, the fjord is completely cut off from the outside world, encircled by terrifying mountains under a thick layer of snow. Noi dreams of escaping from this white prison, together with Iris, a city girl who works at the local filling station. But Noi's clumsy attempts to escape don't get him anywhere. Maybe only an enormous natural disaster can destroy his world and, in this way, offer him a prospect of a better life.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 87%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A better-than- average tale of teenage angst that balances its tone between sorrow and buoyant good cheer."
‑ Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"Kari may eventually go far, but for now he's one of the less interesting inhabitants of international art cinema's disaffected-youth ghetto."
‑ Mark Jenkins, Washington Post
"Begins as a standard quirky, indie coming-of-age film, but slowly -- like melting ice -- turns into something more profound and genuinely touching."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Here is an absurd black comedy that is not afraid to give us some insight into the often dark dealings of the teenage psyche."
‑ Boyd van Hoeij,
"Kári's deadpan humor instills the film's emptiness with a warm glow."
‑ Elias Savada, Nitrate Online
"If you see only one quirky coming-of-age movie set on a remote Icelandic fiord this year, make it Noi."
‑ Scott Von Doviak, Fort Worth Star-Telegram/
"As a drama, Nòi seems as cold as the icy land in which it takes place. But it still offers a glimpse into a rarely seen world, and more adventurous moviegoers will find it eye-opening."
‑ Charles Ealy, Dallas Morning News
"Satisfaisant, mais on commence à connaitre la chanson un peu trop par cur."
‑ Jean-François Vandeuren, Panorama
"Holds the attention with imaginative detail and a veneer of deadpan humor, like thin ice over a sea of despair"
‑ Arthur Lazere,
"Its unusual ambiance and quirky turns make it a peculiarly affecting addition to the coming-of-age genre."
‑ Frank Swietek, One Guy's Opinion
"Who can resist a movie set in a town where the natural history museum, filled with stuffed polar bears and such, is 'the wildest place in town'?"
‑ G. Allen Johnson, San Francisco Chronicle
"A memorably bleak Icelandic exercise graced by the arresting performance of Tómas Lemarquis in the title role."
‑ Andrew Sarris, New York Observer
"Left me too much in the cold to warm up to it."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"A quirky, amusing little film."
‑ Eric D. Snider,
"The director is constantly playing off the bleakness -- as well as the beauty -- of the Icelandic surroundings."
‑ Jeff Vice, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
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