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The Seagull's Laughter (2001)
"Mávahlátur" (original title)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  13 February 2004 (USA)
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Post-war provincial Iceland: around 1950, Freyja, who'd been a plump teen, returns from America, a widow with a 20-inch waist, seven suitcases of dresses, and a list of who ever wronged or ... See full summary »

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Margrét Vilhjálmsdóttir ...
Freyja
Ugla Egilsdóttir ...
Agga
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Björn Theódór
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Magnús
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Amma
Edda Björg Eyjólfsdóttir ...
Dódó
Bára Lyngdal Magnúsdóttir ...
Dísa
Eyvindur Erlendsson ...
Afi
Guðlaug Ólafsdóttir ...
Ninna (as Guðlaug Elísabet Ólafsdóttir)
Sigurveig Jónsdóttir ...
Kidda
Dilja Mist ...
Emilía (as Diljá Mist Einarsdóttir)
Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir ...
Birna
Jónína Ólafsdóttir ...
Læknisfrúin
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Mette
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Hilli
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Post-war provincial Iceland: around 1950, Freyja, who'd been a plump teen, returns from America, a widow with a 20-inch waist, seven suitcases of dresses, and a list of who ever wronged or slighted her. She moves in with an aunt and socialist uncle: finding a new husband is high on her agenda, and she's mistrusted by Agga, a pre-teen who's our eyes and ears. The social order and Freyja are more complicated than they seem at first, and so may be her prospects. Class divisions, families ties, pride, the onset of puberty, and the power of Eros sliver the ice. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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A wonderful movie, that arouses a rainbow of emotions
11 November 2001 | by (Reykjavik, Iceland) – See all my reviews

The Seagull's Laughter is a wonderful film about the post-war times in Iceland. An American officer's widow comes back home and upsets a whole community, stealing the eyes of all the men, and disappearing into rocks, as the Icelandic elves do. Seen through the eyes of a young girl, it arouses a rainbow of emotions in the audience, and has them singing on their way out.


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