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 overview, first billed only:
Kharl Anton Leigh ...
Young Boy Rodriguez
Abe Holt
Juan Carlos Pardo Pardo ...
Mr. Rodriguez
Damon Younger ...
Long Haired Man
Alfred Harmsworth ...
Vladas Bagdonas ...
Felix Eyjólfsson ...
Auto Mechanic
Margrét Ólafsdóttir ...
Elderly lady in the Park
Birgir Sigurðsson ...
Elderly man in a commercial (as Birgir Sigurdsson)


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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Conscience is a killer. See more »


Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for language, some violence and disturbing images | See all certifications »





Release Date:

26 December 2005 (Iceland)  »

Also Known As:

A Fraude  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)

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2.35 : 1
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Artfully subtle, quite nice
14 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I went into this screening without any prior knowledge of the film, and I was pleasantly surprised. Well acted and well directed, this is a more mature and deeper "thriller" than we're accustomed to. The story is compelling with enough twists and turns to keep one interested, but what was really riveting was the fact that the movie wraps up neatly but in a thought provoking way, unlike so much predictable Hollywood fluff nowadays. It is a thinking person's film and I appreciated that.

One other thing I wanted to note on was the tone: dark, bleak, isolated, and barren. From the acting to the cinematography, the director really nailed this feeling in everything from the characterizations to the visuals. Just something I really noticed.

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