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The Juniper Tree (1990)

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Margit and her older sister, Katla, flee their homeland in Iceland after their mother is killed for practicing witchcraft. Needing a place to stay, Katla casts a spell over a young farmer ... See full summary »

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Margit (as Björk Guðmundsdóttir)
Bryndis Petra Bragadóttir ...
Valdimar Örn Flygenring ...
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Margit and her older sister, Katla, flee their homeland in Iceland after their mother is killed for practicing witchcraft. Needing a place to stay, Katla casts a spell over a young farmer named Jóhann which makes him fall in love with her, ensuring the wellbeing of herself and Margit. Jóhann's son, Jóhas, sees through Katla's plan and pleads for his father to make her go away. To help Jóhas in his struggle, Margit's mother appears to Margit in visions and provides a magic amulet of protection for the boy. Will Jóhas be able to rid his family of Katla or will she continue to control them with her witchcraft? Written by Todd Rose

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A Twisted Tale of Witchcraft and Mysticism

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Drama | Fantasy

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12 February 1993 (Iceland)  »

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[first lines]
Margit: Where did she go?
Katla: She became ashes and left with the wind.
Margit: And her soul?
Katla: Her soul... was tied with the heart of a bird.
Margit: And the tread will hold forever?
Katla: Until the bird's heart breaks.
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Interesting... very interesting
9 March 2009 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

It was 2 weeks before my birthday. I was looking for possible gifts then I stumbled across this film and I was intrigued. It arrived on my birthday and I was over the moon. The first five minutes were interesting, then when the film progressed it became very interesting. Björk was wondrous as the role of Margit, the other actors not as much, but still good.

Now being a fan of Björk, here comes my Björk rant. After watching this I had to listen to Vespertine (one of her best albums) and then Medúlla (her best album.) If you enjoyed this film I suggest you check out Dancer in the Dark and the albums Medúlla, Vespertine and Homogenic.


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