Icelandic submissions for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film

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1.
Land og synir (1980)
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An Icelandic farmer's son has to move from his farm during the depression. He leaves everything to start a new life elsewhere. Set in the crisis years, it describes tension between the farms and cities. (91 mins.)
 
2.
Outlaw: The Saga of Gisli (1981)
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From an authentic Viking saga, Outlaw tells the story of a family blood feud, set in 10th century Iceland. (100 mins.)
 
3.
Okkar á milli: Í hita og þunga dagsins (1982)
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Midlife crises as seen by Iceland's most controversial film director. (91 mins.)
 
4.
The House (1983)
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The old house acquired by Bjorg and her husband Petur slowly takes on menacing proportions once Bjorg... (101 mins.)
 
5.
When the Raven Flies (1984)
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An Irish man seeks vengeance against the vikings who killed his parents. (109 mins.)
 
6.
Deep Winter (1985)
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Father and his young son must fight for their lives when young troubled teenagers attempt to rob them. (88 mins.)
 
7.
The Beast (1986)
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Helgi is a young man that dreams about becoming a writer and returns to his childhood home with his girlfriend Lára. While he's there he becomes obsessed with shooting a reindeer for unclear reasons. (97 mins.)
Director: Hilmar Oddsson
 
8.
Skytturnar (1987)
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Two friends, who are experienced whale hunters, decide to settle down in Rekyavik at the end of the whaling season... (73 mins.)
 
9.
Shadow of the Raven (1988)
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Trausti returns to Iceland just in time to be entangled in a family feud over a stranded whale-cadaver... (124 mins.)
 
10.
Under the Glacier (1989)
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A hapless guy from the city visits an isolated Icelandic seaside settlement. He gradually realizes that the seals are not what they seem... (89 mins.)
 
12.
Children of Nature (1991)
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Old Thorgeir must leave his home far off in the Icelandic 'countryside' and move into a home for senior citizens in Reykjavik... (82 mins.)
 
14.
Hin helgu vé (1993)
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On a small island in the west of Island, Gestur, only seven years old, falls in love with 20 years old Helga... (84 mins.)
 
16.
Tears of Stone (1995)
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(110 mins.)
Director: Hilmar Oddsson
 
17.
Devil's Island (1996)
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The story of families living in barracks, left by the US Army in Reykjavik at the conclusion of World War II. (99 mins.)
 
18.
Blossi/810551 (1997)
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Director: Júlíus Kemp
 
19.
Count Me Out (1997)
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A little girl "kidnaps" her half-sister in order to get the attention of her father who left her mother years ago for another woman (who gave birth to her half-sister). (78 mins.)
Director: Ari Kristinsson
 
20.
The Honour of the House (1999)
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Old lady buys a house, she must protect it from vampires that live under the house. (98 mins.)
 
21.
Angels of the Universe (2000)
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Páll is an artistic and sensitive young man. Getting dumped by his girlfriend, Dagny, triggers his descent into madness... (100 mins.)
 
22.
The Seagull's Laughter (2001)
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Post-war provincial Iceland: around 1950, Freyja, who'd been a plump teen, returns from America, a widow with a 20-inch waist... (102 mins.)
 
23.
The Sea (2002)
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A rich father in a fisher village plans to take on the project of writing his life story. But first he has to take on his own family, and everybody wants something... (109 mins.)
 
24.
Noi the Albino (2003)
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Is he the village idiot or a genius in disguise? 17 year old Noi drifts through life on a remote fjord in the north of Iceland... (93 mins.)
Director: Dagur Kári
 
25.
Cold Light (2004)
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What could be better than knowing your future? And what could be worse? A love-filled childhood abruptly ends when catastrophe descends. One that the child had foreseen yet failed to act upon. (90 mins.)
Director: Hilmar Oddsson
 
27.
Children (2006)
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Karitas is a single mother of four who desperately tries to make ends meet. Fighting a losing battle... (93 mins.)
Director: Ragnar Bragason
 
28.
Jar City (2006)
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A murder opens up a bleak trail of long buried secrets and small town corruption for a worn out police detective and his squad. (93 mins.)
 
29.
Brúðguminn (2008)
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Jon, a middle-aged professor is going to get married tomorrow, for the second time, to one of his ex-students half his age... (96 mins.)
 
30.
Reykjavik-Rotterdam (2008)
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Financial concerns tempt a security guard to return to his smuggling ways. (88 mins.)
 
31.
Mamma Gógó (2010)
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A film director's personal journey experiencing his mother's disappearance into the Alzheimer disease, a film with essential Fridriksson's ingredients, humour, compassion and strong visual style. (90 mins.)