Noi the Albino (Nói albínói)
Noi the Albino (Nói albínói) (2003)

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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: March 19, 2003
DVD Release Date: October 12, 2004
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Critic Score: 87% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A darkly humorous, quirky coming-of-age film, enhanced by its Icelandic setting.

Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

A better-than- average tale of teenage angst that balances its tone between sorrow and buoyant good cheer.

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Mark Jenkins
Washington Post

Kari may eventually go far, but for now he's one of the less interesting inhabitants of international art cinema's disaffected-youth ghetto.

Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Begins as a standard quirky, indie coming-of-age film, but slowly -- like melting ice -- turns into something more profound and genuinely touching.

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Scott Von Doviak
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/

If you see only one quirky coming-of-age movie set on a remote Icelandic fiord this year, make it Noi.

Charles Ealy
Dallas Morning News

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.

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Jean-François Vandeuren

Satisfaisant, mais on commence à connaitre la chanson un peu trop par cur.

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G. Allen Johnson
San Francisco Chronicle

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'?

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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer

A memorably bleak Icelandic exercise graced by the arresting performance of Tómas Lemarquis in the title role.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Left me too much in the cold to warm up to it.

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Flixster Audience Score: 85% Flixster User Reviews
Arash Xak
Thankfully there's enough substance here to keep you interested till the end & you can feel the boredom & dissatisfaction of the main character, I… More
Lesley N
Albino Noi hangs around in his small snowy village, too cool for school, too bored to do anything else. Not a lot happens apart from a rush of action at the… More
Randy Tippy
Well written social drama set against Iceland's unforgiving landscape.
Walter M.
Like most teenagers the world over, Noi(Tomas Lemarquis) has trouble getting up in the morning for school. With his father(Prostur Leo Gunnarsson) barely in… More