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Tag Archives: Icelandic
Outlaw: The Saga of Gisli (1981) Ágúst Guðmundsson, Tinna Gunnlaugsdóttir, Arnar Jónsson, Kristján Jóhann Jónsson
From an authentic Viking saga, Outlaw tells the story of a family blood feud, set in 10th century Iceland. Read More »
Parents (2007) Ragnar Bragason, Edda Arnljótsdóttir, Reine Brynolfsson, Nína Dögg Filippusdóttir, Drama
The dentist Oscar has been married for five years and lives with his wife and adopted children. On the surface everything seems to be fine but Oscar is not a happy man. Read More »
Children (2006) Ragnar Bragason, Gísli Örn Garðarsson, Nína Dögg Filippusdóttir, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Drama
Karitas is a single mother of four who desperately tries to make ends meet. Read More »
Salt (2003) Bradley Rust Gray, Brynja Þóra Guðnadóttir, Davíð Örn Halldórsson, Melkorka Huldudóttir, Drama, Romance
A young girl from a tiny fishing village in a remote corner of Iceland falls in love with her sister’s boyfriend. Read More »
Tár úr steini / Tears of Stone (1995) Hilmar Oddsson, Þröstur Leó Gunnarsson, Ruth Olafsdottir, Winfried Wagner, Biography, Drama
Germany in the 1930s. Jón Leifs has a promising future when he falls in love with and marries a Jewish girl, Annie Riethof. Read More »
Jitters / Órói (2010) Baldvin Zophoníasson, Atli Oskar Fjalarsson, Ilva Holmes, Gísli Örn Garðarsson, Drama, Romance
A 16-year old Icelandic boy’s first kiss with another boy gives him “jitters”–feelings he can’t deny. Read More »
Ungfrúin góða og húsið / The Honour of the House (1999) Guðný Halldórsdóttir, Tinna Gunnlaugsdóttir, Ragnhildur Gísladóttir, Agneta Ekmanner, Drama
A hypocritical and selfish older sister holds power over her younger, unselfish and humanitarian sister by hiding the shame of her younger sister’s pregnancy Read More »
Stella í framboði / Stella For Office (2002) Guðný Halldórsdóttir, Edda Björgvinsdóttir, Þórhallur Sigurðsson, Rúrik Haraldsson, Comedy
Stella, the Icelandic housewife from Stella on Holiday, goes for office. One of the greatest box office hits in the history of Icelandic cinema. Read More »
Life in a Fishbowl / Vonarstræti (2014) Baldvin Zophoníasson, Hera Hilmar, Thor Kristjansson, Þorsteinn Bachmann, Drama
Three tales of three people who have a lasting effect on one another. A young writer whose career is skyrocketing finds himself in a stormy marriage. He divorces his wife after the death of their daughter, shuts himself from the outside world and drinks himself to death over a twenty-year period.
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Witchcraft / Myrkrahöfðinginn (1999) Hrafn Gunnlaugsson, Hilmir Snær Guðnason, Hallgrímur H. Helgason, Stefan Jorgen, Drama
The young and fanatical Jon is appointed pastor to a remote church in 17th century Iceland. As is custom, he marries the widow of his predecessor, a woman much older than he is. He is ardent in his fight against Satan, and the villagers don’t dare to question his authority. When he falls for a beautiful young woman, Jon is convinced witchcraft is at work, and his crusade leads to cruel executions of innocent people. The stronger his lust, the deeper his madness drives him in his religious fervor.
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Eldfjall / Volcano (2011) Rúnar Rúnarsson, Auður Drauma Bachmann, Þorsteinn Bachmann, Kristín Davíðsdóttir, Drama
Hannes is an old man who has grown apart from his children. Recently retired when his wife gets ill he tries to reconcile with them and to atone for his cold demeanor in the past.
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Hrútar / Rams (2015) Grímur Hákonarson, Sigurður Sigurjónsson, Theodór Júlíusson, Charlotte Bøving, Jon Benonysson, Drama
In a secluded valley in Iceland, Gummi and Kiddi live side by side, tending to their sheep. Their ancestral sheep-stock is considered one of the country’s best and the two brothers are repeatedly awarded for their prized rams who carry an ancient lineage. Although they share the land and a way of life, Gummi and Kiddi have not spoken to each other in four decades. When a lethal disease suddenly infects Kiddi’s sheep, the entire valley comes under threat. The authorities decide to cull all the animals in the area to contain the outbreak. This is a near death sentence for the farmers, whose sheep are their main source of income, and many abandon their land. But Gummi and Kiddi don’t give up so easily – and each brother tries to stave off the disaster in his own fashion: Kiddi by using his rifle and Gummi by using his wits. As the authorities close in the brothers will need to come together to save the special breed passed down for generations, and themselves, from extinction.
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Skytturnar / White Whales (1987) Friðrik Þór Friðriksson, Thorarinn Oskar Thorarinsson, Eggert Gudmundsson, Harald G. Haraldsson, Drama
Two friends, who are experienced whale hunters, decide to settle down in Rekyavik at the end of the whaling season. During a night on the town, the duo lands in a heap of trouble after they are thrown out of one establishment after another. As events escalate the two men break into a weapons shop and arm themselves with rifles for a confrontation with the police.
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Gauragangur (2010) Gunnar B. Gudmundsson, Hildur Berglind Arndal, Edda Arnljótsdóttir, Sigurbjartur Atlason, Comedy
The time is 20 years and a few months to the millennium, and the unrecognized, self-proclaimed genius Orm Odins has to deal with the age-old existentialist dilemma that is teenage hood…
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