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Release Date:
7 May 1998 (Denmark) See more »
Two friends. One past. No future.
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau ... Ossy (as Nikolaj Coster Waldau)

Mads Mikkelsen ... Jimmy
Nukâka ... Jóna

Pálína Jónsdóttir ... Anna
Sævar Örn ... Thorbjörn
Jón Sigurbjörnsson ... Jónas Morfar
Egill Ólafsson ... Stefán
Finnur Jóhannsson ... Sigursveinn
Hrönn Steingrímsdóttir ... Thórhildur
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sigurbjörn Búi Baldvinsson ... Firebreather
Felix Eyjólfsson ... Drunk
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Directed by
Simon Staho 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau  writer
Simon Staho  writer

Produced by
Henrik Danstrup .... producer
Friðrik Þór Friðriksson .... producer (as Fridrik Thór Fridriksson)
Peter Aalbæk Jensen .... producer
Original Music by
Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson 
Cinematography by
Jón Karl Helgason 
Film Editing by
Anne Østerud 
Production Design by
Árni Páll Jóhannsson 
Costume Design by
Dora Einarsdottir 
Makeup Department
Ásgeir Hjartason .... hair stylist
Liz Louis-Jensen .... makeup artist
Hanna Maja .... makeup artist
Production Management
Kristin Arason .... production manager
Lene Irgens .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lísa Kristjánsdóttir .... second assistant director
Sound Department
Kristian Eidnes Andersen .... sound designer
Thorbjørn Erlingsson .... sound recordist
Stig Günther .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Olafur Jónasson .... grip
Ingvar Stefánsson .... electrician
Editorial Department
Anne Katrine Andersen .... post-production assistant
Pernille Bärnheim .... assistant editor
Pelle Folmer .... assistant editor
Anne Hovad Fischer .... assistant editor (as Anne Hovad Fischer)
Lene Irgens .... post-production coordinator
Other crew
Helga Vala Helgadóttir .... script supervisor
Sidsel Hybschmann .... caterer
Hrönn Kristinsdóttir .... production coordinator
Sigridur Kristinsdóttir .... script supervisor
Rikke Laursen .... production coordinator
Hans Lönnerheden .... completion bond guarantor
Allan Sperling .... production coordinator

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Vildspor" - Denmark (original title)
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95 min
Aspect Ratio:
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16 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Acting showcase., 4 May 2001
Author: McBuff from Slagelse, Denmark

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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