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The Sea (2002)
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A rich father in a fisher village plans to take on the project of writing his life story. But first he has to take on his own family, and everybody wants something...

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Gunnar Eyjólfsson ...
Þórður
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Ágúst
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Françoise
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Kristín
Sven Nordin ...
Morten
Guðrún Gísladóttir ...
Ragnheiður (as Guðrún S. Gísladóttir)
Sigurður Skúlason ...
Haraldur
Elva Ósk Ólafsdóttir ...
Áslaug
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María
Herdís Þorvaldsdóttir ...
Kata
Þórir Gunnar Jónsson ...
Teenager
Theodór Júlíusson ...
Bóbó
Hjalti Rögnvaldsson ...
Bensó
Ellert Ingimundarson ...
Hannes
Magnús Ragnarsson ...
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Wealthy, aging patriarch Thordur assembles his scattered heirs to discuss the future of the family fishery. But bringing everyone together unleashes a storm of long-repressed sexual abuse, lingering suspicions, sibling rivalries and incestuous passions. Ultimately, it's a heartless battle between the past and the future that culminates in a night of explosive rage. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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13 September 2002 (Iceland)  »

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$4,191 (USA) (16 May 2003)

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$61,122 (USA) (11 July 2003)
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Despite the fact that Herdís Þorvaldsdóttir is only 3 years older than Gunnar Eyjólfsson, she plays his mother in the movie. See more »

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Kata: Anyone who doesn't eat whale, doesn't deserve to live.
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Hateful, Greedy Idiots in Iceland
10 June 2003 | by (Dallas, Texas) – See all my reviews

Greetings again from the darkness. No "Happy Days" here. The best compliment I can pay this movie is that I stayed interested despite the pathetic individuals and families portrayed. Very little human redeeming value in any of the characters with the possible exception of the french girlfriend and the daughters husband, Mortin, played by Sven Nordin (who was excellent in last year's "Elling"). Sad, desperate, isolated. These describe not only the characters, but Iceland as portrayed in the movie. What kind of airport is that? There is sufficient biting humor among the family that one initially believes that there might be some deeply buried love, but as the movie progresses we begin to understand why this is really not a family - just a bunch of loose cannons connected by fate. Wonderful camera work and sharp dialog make this one worth seeing, just be prepared for an emotional challenge.


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