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The Sea (2002)
"Hafið" (original title)

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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
Hilmir Snær Guðnason ...
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
Nína Dögg Filippusdóttir ...
María
Herdís Þorvaldsdóttir ...
Kata
Þórir Gunnar Jónsson ...
Teenager
Theodór Júlíusson ...
Bóbó
Hjalti Rögnvaldsson ...
Bensó
Ellert Ingimundarson ...
Hannes
Magnús Ragnarsson ...
Agent
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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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Festen in Iceland
12 January 2004 | by (duffel belgium) – See all my reviews



This film has been made before,its about a family reunion. With all the hidden emotions, frustations and dark secrets

that are revieled. But the most interesting aspect is the location. A small fisher village in Iceland it give us an idea how

people survive, or not it a cold dark place. If this is real life it is not surprising that everybody

has a secret in the film. At the end the aim o everybody is to take the money and run away from everyone and anything. Even the sheep in the film tries to escape.


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