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  • Based on a novel by Auður Jónsdóttir. Adapted by Ólafur Egill Egilsson.
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  • Icelandic Title: Fólkið í kjallaranum 
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  • Director: Kristín Eysteinsdóttir
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  • Set Design and Costumes: Snorri Freyr Hilmarsson 
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  • Music: Frank Hall 
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  • Lighting: Björn Bergsteinn Guðmundsson 
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  • Cast: Ilmur Kristjánsdóttir, Guðjón Davíð Karlsson, Birgitta Birgisdóttir, Sigrún Edda Björnsdóttir, Jóhann Sigurðarson, Elma Lísa Gunnarsdóttir, Þröstur Leó Gunnarsson, Hallgrímur Ólafsson and Kristín Þóra Haraldsdóttir  
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  • Premiered on the 9th of October 2010 on the New Stage of The Reykjavík City Theatre
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  • http://www.borgarleikhus.is
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  • Klara and Svenni live in Reykjavík, they have nice jobs and life is smiling towards them. One beautiful summer afternoon they are expecting friends over for dinner. The table has been set, the bbq is ready and the music is on. But tonight everything changes...
  • Klara is forced to face herself and her loved ones. Moments from her past visit her and soon her parents, her sister’s daughter and Barði from the basement are standing in front of her. Her parents’ ideals and her own generation’s ideals are clashing. That night Klara discovers new sides of herself and her life.
  • The People in the Basement is a powerful, heartbreaking story at the same time it’s showdown between her and the generation of ’68 and the common ideas about life.