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Cold Fever (1995)

Á köldum klaka (original title)
Unrated | | Comedy, Drama, Mystery | 5 April 1996 (USA)
A Japanese businessman travels to Iceland and has a series of misadventures while venturing to a remote area to perform a traditional burial ritual where his parents died several years back.
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Hirata
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Jill
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Jack
Gísli Halldórsson ...
Siggi
Laura Hughes ...
Laura
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Hirata's Grandfather
Hiromasa Shimada ...
Suzuki
Masayuki Sasaki ...
Higashino
Taizô Mizumura ...
Hirata's father
Ichiko Takashi ...
Hirata's mother
Taeko Kato ...
Girl in TV show
Toshimori Iwaki ...
TV show commentator
Ari Matthíasson ...
Bus guide
Magnús Ólafsson ...
Taxi driver
Rúrik Haraldsson ...
Grave digger
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Hirata finds himself canceling his vacation plans to Hawaii when his grandfather reminds him of his duty to his parents. Seven years earlier, Hirata's parents had been killed in an accident in Iceland and Japanese tradition holds that their souls will not be at ease until the proper ceremonies have been performed. Thus, Hirata sets out on a journey, a quest to the river where his parents perished. Along the way, in this Icelandic-Japanese road movie, he encounters many difficulties, tough situations, and odd people in the land of fire and ice. Fridrik Thor Fridriksson's vision infuses Iceland's stark and beautiful landscape with a haunting spirituality. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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ISK 130,000,000 (estimated)

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$337,560 (USA)
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Nútíminn
Written by Egill Ólafsson and Sigurður Bjóla (as Sigurður Bjóla Garðarsson)
Performed by Hinn íslenski þursaflokkur
Courtesy of Spor hf.
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Trip for the soul...
24 February 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is one of my top 10 movies. The trip Masatoshi Nagase has to make in the movie is priceless. Despite the annoying people, criminals, freezing temperatures and using various mode of transportation, he never one complains. I think in some ways he discovers something about himself and his parents that he didn't know before this trip. Also of how strong he really had become with determination. First time I saw this movie a few years back, I realize that I too have to take a trip home (Caribbean) pay tribute to my Dad. Just hope it won't take me as long to get to my destination. So in part I can relate to this movie.


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