|March 4, 2012||12:00pm||Metro Cinema|
A few years ago when the developed world was booming the bankers and stockbrokers thought the gravy train would never end. Now we all know what came next: banking collapse, false wars, and recession.
No country epitomized this rise and fall better than Iceland. The country saw itself as an economic supernova too rich to fail, but also incorruptible and politically transparent – a success story for the rest of the world to envy and admire. But in a matter of weeks, Iceland went from the spoiled bastard child of Scandinavia, where no one had to worry about anything except how big a jeep they could afford, to being bankrupt. Their biggest heroes, the financial wizards, were all thrown in jail.
Against this backdrop, the idea of The Best Party was born. It started out as a joke inside the head of Iceland’s most cynical and controversial comedian, Jon Gnarr. The idea was to poke fun at the establishment that had failed so spectacularly – parody the arrogance of the ‘left’ ‘right’ parties and their false morality, by showing how ridiculous they all were. But by Election Day, something incredible was about to happen…