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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
María Fernández Ache ...
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 Little Trip to Heaven  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)
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Soundtracks

A Little Trip To Heaven
Performed by Mugison
Pétur Grétarsson - drums; Rúna Esradóttir - piano; Björgvin Gíslason - coconut slide guitar; Mugison - bass, guitar
Arranged by Mugison
Recorded and Coproduced by Birgir Jón Birgisson (as Birgir Birgisson), Rúna Esradóttir and Dýri Arnarsson
Courtesy of Elektra Entertainment Group
By arrangement with Warner Strategic Marketing
Written by Tom Waits
Used by permission 6Palms Music Corp (ASCAP)
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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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