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The Night Shift 

Næturvaktin (original title)
Three men working at a gas station in Reykjavik battle boredom, strange visitors and their own customers.
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Series cast summary:
Jörundur Ragnarsson ...  Daníel 12 episodes, 2007
Jón Gnarr ...  Georg 12 episodes, 2007
Pétur Jóhann Sigfússon Pétur Jóhann Sigfússon ...  Ólafur Ragnar 12 episodes, 2007
Sara Margrét Nordahl Sara Margrét Nordahl ...  Ylfa Dís 10 episodes, 2007
Arnar Freyr Karlsson Arnar Freyr Karlsson ...  Flemming Geir 8 episodes, 2007
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Three men working at a gas station in Reykjavik battle boredom, strange visitors and their own customers.

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

Iceland

Language:

Icelandic

Release Date:

16 September 2007 (Iceland) See more »

Also Known As:

Nattskiftet See more »

Filming Locations:

Reykjavík, Iceland

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Saga Film See more »
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1.33 : 1
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Best comedy I've seen in a long time
22 September 2014 | by torstenscholz87See all my reviews

Iceland remains a magic place. People like Björk and Sigur Ros have shown the world that the Icelandic can make beautiful and unconventional music, but what is still rather unknown is that they can also produce great films and TV series. This comedy-drama series about the staff of a Shell gas station in Reykjavik is the funniest and most charming sitcom I've seen in years and can absolutely compete with sitcoms from "traditional" sitcom nations like the USA and UK. When you watch the first couple of episodes, you may at first find it rather tedious and just another bland variation of The Office, but if you stick with it, you will find out that the characters are very well written and beautifully nuanced and superbly acted, and the gags get better and more black and lead to some very funny laugh-out-loud moments like you don't see them that often in most of today's comedy series. Jon Gnarr as the manic night shift boss is terrific, probably the best "bad boss" since David Brent, but Olafur and Daniel are very strong and believable characters as well. There is no English dubbing, but if you watch it with English subtitles, you will have absolutely no problem understanding it, as the dialogue is very simple and doesn't rely on wordplay.


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