Wildside (1998)
"Vildspor" (original title)

 |  Drama  |  7 May 1998 (Denmark)
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Charming desperado Ossy, carryng a deadly secret, tracks down his childhood pal Jimmy in Iceland. But Jimmy, now with a family and a regular job, will do anything to hide his past.


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Credited cast:
Ossy (as Nikolaj Coster Waldau)
Nukâka ...
Sævar Örn ...
Jón Sigurbjörnsson ...
Jónas Morfar
Egill Ólafsson ...
Finnur Jóhannsson ...
Hrönn Steingrímsdóttir ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sigurbjörn Búi Baldvinsson ...
Felix Eyjólfsson ...


A film about self-destruction, romance, and everlasting friendship: Ossy and Jimmy are childhood friends from Copenhagen and together they share an experience of a wild life in Thailand. Some years ago Jimmy gave that life up and settled in Iceland, where he now lives the life of ordinary people: a steady job, a wife, and a child. One day Ossy - carrying a deadly secret and in great need of his former confidante - suddenly turns up in Iceland. Jimmy doesn't appreciate the confrontation with his past and he does what he can to deport his old friend. Ossy responds with a vengeance and disrupts Jimmy's peaceful family life. Desperate and for want of ridding himself of Ossy, Jimmy agrees to sell a small portion of heroin for him, but the plan backfires. While Jimmy desperately tries to keep his family together, Ossy plunges into deep water, and ends beaten-up in the Icelandic desert, where he is found by the angelic and beautiful girl Jóna. Written by Anonymous

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Two friends. One past. No future.








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4 May 2001 | by (Slagelse, Denmark) – See all my reviews

This powerful drama (beautifully filmed in Iceland) was much maligned by Danish critics, which seems quite unfair to me, as I was very moved by it. Nikolaj Waldau´s performance is one of the best you´ll ever see, and Mads Mikkelsen is great as always. Debuting helmer Simon Staho lets his actors give it their best, but loses his grip somewhat with a derivative drug-dealer subplot, although it doesn´t detract from an otherwise excellent film. Nikolaj Coster Waldau co-wrote with the director and eventually married costar Nukâka. *** (of ****)

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