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Children of Nature (1991)
"Börn náttúrunnar" (original title)

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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. There he meets an old friend from his childhood, Stella. ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gísli Halldórsson ...
Þorgeir
Sigríður Hagalín ...
Stella
Baldvin Halldórsson ...
Varðstjóri
Björn Karlsson ...
Drunk man
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Engill
Bryndis Petra Bragadóttir ...
Woman in the night (as Bryndís Petra Bragadóttir)
Egill Ólafsson ...
Cop
Eiríkur Guðmundsson ...
Línumaður
Guðbrandur Gíslason ...
Director
Hafliði Magnússon ...
Foreman
Hallmar Sigurðsson ...
Þorlákur
Hallur Hallsson ...
News Man
Karl Jónatansson ...
Harmonikkuleikari
Jóhann Sigurðsson ...
Lögregluþjónn
Jón Ólafsson ...
Singer
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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. There he meets an old friend from his childhood, Stella. Thorgeir soon becomes unhappy living there and together with Stella he steals a jeep. Together they leave the city for Stella's old home in northwestern Iceland. A drama who asks us: how important is it to have a long life if you have to leave everything that has a meaning for you? Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Sometimes a first love becomes a last love

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1 August 1991 (Iceland)  »

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A természet gyermekei  »

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An excellent beautiful film
28 May 2006 | by (Iceland) – See all my reviews

A fantastic film. Gísli Halldórsson gives a great performance as always and really gives the movie a lot.

It is a very beautiful film where the main contrast is not on spoken word but on what the eye sees and that is what makes this movie work not only in Iceland but worldwide. There is not word spoken for the first 20 minutes of the films and by then the viewer doesn't really care if the film is in Icelandic or in English or what ever other language.

The movie clearly shows that you don't need to be 20 years old to be in love and how some people are simply children of nature

One of the best films i have seen. 10/10


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