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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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Gísli Halldórsson ...
Þorgeir
Sigríður Hagalín ...
Stella
Baldvin Halldórsson ...
Varðstjóri
Björn Karlsson ...
Drunk man
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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 ...
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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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Iceland's official submission to the 1992's Oscar in the Best Foreign Language Film category. See more »

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A disappointment
7 October 2007 | by (Czech Republic) – See all my reviews

I have known about this movie long time, but only recently had chance to see it. Unfortunately, I have to say that I expected something more. I cannot comment on photography as I have seen very poor copy. But as far as the storytelling goes, this film is too shallow, too naive, too lacking depth for my tastes. Number of scenes stick out like sore thumb. Take the scene where police chases the jeep with the couple: it just vanishes - without any relation to anything, without any explanation. Or the scene with that country festival - what was it? Why was it? Or the naked woman on a cliff ("ghost" as she is mentioned). If the scene wasn't there, nothing would change. And there's more of this stuff.

The overall feeling is that of clumsiness. This looks more like student film than an opus from an accomplished director. I felt somewhat embarrassed for taking my girlfriend with me to see this movie.

BTW, I have seen "Cold Fever" by Fridrik Thor and I think it is better movie than the "Children of Nature".


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