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Key Information

Format
Fictional portrayal of life
Year of production
2011
Duration
01:00:00
Country of origin
Iceland
Produced by
Saga Film
Categories
Scripted
Formats

Language versions

Original
English

Topics

Comedy

Synopsis

The Icelandic series is set in 1992 at an isolated mental hospital on the outskirts of Reykjavík. The hospital, referred to as ‘World’s End’ is a last resort for many mental patients, many of whom consider it a home. Elementary school teacher, Einar, is committed against his will after a severe nervous breakdown during which he had to be coaxed down from a rooftop, stark naked. Einar is unhappy about his stay at the hospital. He is critical about how things are run and before long he’s gotten most of the patients on his side, rooting for change. Finally, fed up with his arguments falling on deaf ears, he stages a revolution and takes over the hospital, declaring its a state within a state, a Utopia for the mentally ill.

Additional Information

9x60 for Channel 2, Iceland

Sales

Tape and format