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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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Ossy (as Nikolaj Coster Waldau)
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Jimmy
Nukâka ...
Jóna
Pálína Jónsdóttir ...
Anna
Sævar Örn ...
Thorbjörn
Jón Sigurbjörnsson ...
Jónas Morfar
Egill Ólafsson ...
Stefán
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Sigursveinn (as Finnur Jóhannsson)
Hrönn Steingrímsdóttir ...
Thórhildur
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Firebreather (as Sigurbjörn Búi Baldvinsson)
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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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Moving and compelling film about friendship gone astray
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I will warmly recommend people of all ages to see this extraordinary film. It´s about a friendship gone astray and how to deal with the demons of the past and within yourself. The film is shot on Iceland and has some fantastic scenery. A very beautiful and moving debut from director Simon Staho and indeed very compelling acting from Mads Mikkelsen and Nikolai Coster-Waldau in the main roles.


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