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Falcons (2002)

Fálkar (original title)
Simon a mysterious man with a past returns to Iceland with the intention to end his no good life. Before he can complete his task he meets a young women DÚA who he believes might be his ... See full summary »
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Simon
Margrét Vilhjálmsdóttir ...
Dúa
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Cop (as Ingvar E. Sigurðsson)
Magnús Ólafsson ...
Lobbi
Margrét Ólafsdóttir ...
Auntie
Friðrik Friðriksson ...
Young Policeman
Axel Prahl ...
Car Seller
Marisa Calcagno ...
Sabine
Margrét Helga Jóhannsdóttir ...
Barmaid
Ramin Yazdani ...
Scarface
Geo von Krogh ...
Man from Salvation Army
Hark Bohm ...
A Man of the World
Guðmundur Ólafsson ...
Doctor
Theodór Júlíusson ...
Bus Driver
Randver Þorláksson ...
Custom's Officer
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Simon a mysterious man with a past returns to Iceland with the intention to end his no good life. Before he can complete his task he meets a young women DÚA who he believes might be his daughter. When she gets into trouble with the police Simon represses his death wish and decides to help her out. Together they flee to the city of Hamburg and smuggle with them what used to be the greatest export of the Vikings, an Icelandic Falcon. Their plan is to sell it to wealthy Arabs. Written by Iceman

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Not his best work...
11 September 2002 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

I saw this film at the 2002 Toronto International Film Festival. Mawkish and heavy-handed, this film was (almost) saved by two things: the cinematography capturing the incredible beauty of Iceland, and the luminous Margrét Vilhjálmsdóttir. Keith Carradine plays an ex-con who travels to Iceland "to forget." Instead he meets a woman who might be his daughter.

I saw Fridriksson's excellent Angels of the Universe two years ago, which was adapted from a book. This time, for his first English-language film, he chose to write the screenplay himself. I wanted to like this more, but the story was just too trite.


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