Jar City | Mýrin

2006 | 93 minutes | Crime, Drama, Thriller
3.5 out of 5 stars

Director: Baltasar Kormákur
Written by: Arnaldur Indriðason (novel), Baltasar Kormákur (screenplay)
Stars: Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson, Ágústa Eva Erlendsdóttir, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson, Ólafía Hrönn Jónsdóttir

A man is found murdered in his Reykjavik flat. The only clues are a cryptic note left on the body and a photograph of a young girl’s grave.

Delving into the dead man’s life Detecive Erlendur discovers that forty years ago the victim was accused of an appalling crime, but never convicted. Had his past come back to haunt him?

As Erlendur struggles to build a relationship with his unhappy daughter, his investigation takes him to Iceland’s Genetic Research Centre, where he uncovers disturbing secrets that are even darker than the murder of an old man.