"Oh, it's about me. Sure. But my mother is not a lesbian, and I work like a dog. So in that sense it's not my story at all. But I'm not trying to tell the Icelandic story. When people ask me if Hlynur is the typical Icelandic man, I say to them, 'Well, is Daniel Day-Lewis a typical Irishman in My Left Foot?' Come on. This is the story of a man. It's not the story of a country."
Regissören Baltasar Kormákur i en intervju i The Guardian inför premiären av 101 Reykjavík i maj 2001.