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A Little Trip to Heaven (2005)

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A husband and wife tangle with an investigator over her dead brother's million-dollar insurance policy.

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Cast

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Mrs. Rodriguez (as Maria Fernandez-Ache)
Kharl Anton Leigh ...
Young Boy Rodriguez
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Frank
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Abe Holt
Juan Carlos Pardo Pardo ...
Mr. Rodriguez
Damon Younger ...
Long Haired Man
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Josie
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Russle
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William
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Isold
Alfred Harmsworth ...
Thor
Vladas Bagdonas ...
Coroner
Felix Eyjólfsson ...
Auto Mechanic
Margrét Ólafsdóttir ...
Elderly lady in the Park
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Storyline

After a suspicious fatal car accident in Hastings where the identity of the victim was forged, the Quality Life insurance company sends their smart investigator Abe Holt to identify the body. The unique beneficiary of the one million dollars death benefit is the sister of the victim, Isold, who lives with her son Thor and her husband Fred in a poor cabin in the middle of nowhere. Along the investigation, Abe discloses the truth about the fraud, but feels sorry for Isold and Thor and tries to help them with tragic consequences. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated R for language, some violence and disturbing images | See all certifications »
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26 December 2005 (Iceland)  »

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A Fraude  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)
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14 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I got a chance to see this film in Toronto and I have to admit I've been thinking a lot about it since. Visually, it's so beautiful... and yet stark and haunting (apparently it was filmed in Iceland). But what I really found engaging was that it was a noir-esquire mystery but with a very realistic feel. When opportunities present themselves for the film to go down a formulaic road, it doesn't. There's something strangely real about the film, from the first-rate acting, to the dark tone, to the deliberate pace... I think the director's decision to give this film dramatic weight will set it apart from other mystery/thrillers (I feel weird even trying to categorize it). Maybe it's just me, but I can't stop thinking about it.


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