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Director:
Writer:
Sjón Sigurdsson (writer)
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Release Date:
4 September 2009 (Iceland) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Hunting humans in the cold Icelandic waters See more »
Plot:
An epic tale about a group of whale watchers, whose ship breaks down and they get picked up by a whale fisher vessel. The Fishbillies on the vessel has just gone bust, and everything goes out of control. | Add synopsis »
Awards:
2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
And the points go to Iceland See more (24 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Pihla Viitala ... Annette

Nae ... Endo (as Nae Yuuki)
Terence Anderson ... Leon
Miranda Hennessy ... Marie-Anne
Helgi Björnsson ... Tryggvi
Guðrún Gísladóttir ... Mamma
Stefán Jónsson ... Siggi
Aymen Hamdouchi ... Jean Francois
Snorri Engilbertsson ... Anton

Gunnar Hansen ... Captain Pétur

Thor Kristjansson ... Bjorn (as Thorvaldur David Kristjansson)
Ragnhildur Steinunn Jónsdóttir ... Hannah Traschle
Carlos Takeshi ... Nobuyoshi
Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir ... Helga
Hanna María Karlsdóttir ... Signy
Guðlaug Ólafsdóttir ... Asa
Miwa Yanagizawa ... Yuko
Kristinn Agust Fridfinnsson ... Larusson
Björn Eriksson ... Prisoner
Bengil Montero ... Cleaning Lady
Sigurdur Fridriksson ... Captain of Coast Guard
Þorsteinn Gunnar Bjarnason ... Coast Guard
Sigurgeir Petursson ... Guardsman
Jón Páll Eyjólfsson ... Husband
Telma Björk Fjalardottir ... Stewardess
Rúnar Guðbrandsson ... Middle-Aged Man

Ingibjörg Reynisdóttir ... Heavily Made-Up Woman
Ívar Örn Sverrisson ... Young Man

Ingvar Þórðarson ... Himself (as Ingvar H. Þórðarson)
Sandra Tordardottir ... Young woman
Þorarinn Jonasson ... Dog Owner
Hólmsteinn Ossur Kristjansson ... Twenty-something Guy
Reynir Alfred Sveinsson ... Fighter (as Reynir A.)
Hjalti Ursus Arnason ... Bouncer
Gudni Finnsson ... Band Member
Ervin Shala ... Stockbroker
Alexandra Björk Elfar ... Barely Legal Girl
Bjarni Grímsson ... Photographer
Birna Olafsdottir ... Kissing Girls
Þorbjorg Osk Eggertsdottir ... Kissing Girls
Bjarni Gautur ... Headbanger (as Bjarni Gautur Tómasson)
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Directed by
Júlíus Kemp 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Sjón Sigurdsson  writer

Produced by
Mike Downey .... producer
Gisli Gislason .... producer
Jukka Helle .... producer
Katy Moylan .... associate producer
Markus Selin .... producer
Sam Taylor .... producer
Ingvar Þórðarson .... producer
 
Original Music by
Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson 
 
Cinematography by
Jean-Noël Mustonen 
 
Film Editing by
Sigurbjorg Jonsdottir 
 
Casting by
Medina Aijikawo 
 
Production Design by
Eggert Ketilsson 
 
Art Direction by
Daniel Newton 
 
Costume Design by
Maria Valles 
 
Makeup Department
Alma Ösp Arnórsdóttir .... assistant makeup artist
Áslaug Dröfn Sigurdardóttir .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Birna Paulina Einarsdottir .... unit production manager
Katie Shahrokh .... post-production supervisor
 
Art Department
Davíð Örn Arnarson .... stand by props
Thorfinnur Karlsson .... carpenter
Emil Petursson .... head carpenter
 
Sound Department
Arni Gustafsson .... production sound mixer
Dan Johnson .... dialogue editor
Arran Mahoney .... sound effects editor
Jeremy Price .... sound effects editor
James Shannon .... dolby consultant
Nigel Squibbs .... sound re-recording mixer
Björn Viktorsson .... adr recordist: Reykjavík
 
Special Effects by
Haukur Karlsson .... special effects supervisor
Johannes Sverrisson .... special effects technician
 
Visual Effects by
Simon Kilroe .... visual effects artist
Rick McMahon .... compositor
Lewis Saunders .... compositor
Anthony Webb .... compositor
 
Stunts
Valdimar Jóhannsson .... stunt coordinator
Reynir Alfred Sveinsson .... fight choreographer (as Reynir A.)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Sigurdur Bahama Magnusson .... lighting technician
Geir Magnússon .... gaffer
Freyr Líndal Sævarsson .... lighting technician
 
Editorial Department
Mike Andrews .... digital film technician
Tim Drewett .... digital film technician
Höskuldur Ketilsson .... assistant editor
Justin Lanchbury .... di film consultant
Magnús Torfi Magnússon .... assistant editor
Gareth Parry .... on-line editor
Gemma Townsend .... digital intermediate technician
Tim Waller .... senior colorist
 
Other crew
Disa Anderiman .... line producer
Bjarni Gautur .... production assistant
Atsuko Sato .... script supervisor
Ragnar Snorrason .... production assistant
Freyr Líndal Sævarsson .... production assistant
 
Thanks
Bjarni Gautur .... thanks (as Bjarni Gautur Eydal Tómasson Scott)
Barack Obama .... special thanks
Ólafur F. Rowell .... thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Harpoon" - USA (DVD title)
"R.W.W.M." - International (English title) (promotional abbreviation)
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MPAA:
Rated R for bloody violence, language, some nudity and drug use
Runtime:
90 min
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Color:
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Certification:
Australia:R | Australia:R (2013) | Canada:18A (Ontario) | UK:18 | USA:R (certificate #45744)
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Trivia:
Gunnar Hansen portrays Captain Pétur but during post-production, his voice was dubbed.See more »

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9 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
And the points go to Iceland, 24 June 2010
Author: trashgang from Midian

So far the only thing we have seen from Iceland are Bjork, Sigur Ros, volcano's and whale hunting. Not many people know that Iceland was ready to deliver their first horror flick called Harpoon (or the longer for some unspeakable title Reykjavik Whale Watching Massacre). And I must admit, it is a decent movie. Some people will have difficulties to understand the language used, there is the Icelandic language luckily subtitled but there is also a French guy trying to talk English and some Japanese who tries to talk English too. But you will get used to that. Second, one name is wheel known in the genre, Gunnar Hansen. He's in the movie because he's Icelandic, not as a teaser. The movie itself sometimes becomes really bloody and even gory, there is some kind of suspense and even some nudity. Okay, there are reviewers who pointed out that there are some flows in the story but I wasn't offended by it. It's about the guy who appears with a handicap, but I didn't have any problems with it. Anyway, it's a bit of TCM on a boat. It surely delivers the stuff you need for a horror and remember, it's the first film coming from that country in our genre, well done...

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