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Heiðin (2008)

Unrated | | Drama | 14 March 2008 (Iceland)
Not expecting his son back today, Emil is brought to face his past, his family, his community, after he finds himself stuck upon the small mountain. This will be a day to remember.

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Jóhann Sigurðarson ...
Emil
Gísli Pétur Hinriksson ...
Albert
Guðrún Gísladóttir ...
Sara
Olafur S.K. Thorvaldz ...
Stebbi
Ísgerður Elfa Gunnarsdóttir ...
Eyrún
Gunnar Eyjólfsson ...
Johannes
Sólveig Arnarsdóttir ...
Frida
Jón Sigurbjörnsson ...
Dengsi
Birna Hafstein ...
Rosa
Snorri Hergill Kristjánsson ...
Helgi
Damon Younger ...
Grade Driver
María Guðmundsdóttir ...
Munda
Águsta Skúladóttir ...
Airport lady
Elfar Logi Hannesson ...
Oddur
Jóhann Ólafur Jóhannsson ...
Stjáni
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Not expecting his son back today, Emil is brought to face his past, his family, his community, after he finds himself stuck upon the small mountain. This will be a day to remember.

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A slice of life story set against rugged landscape in small community.

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Albert: It was like heaven before god arrived there, always rain and all the shops open
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Quilty Rocks
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Simple beauty
8 August 2008 | by (Iceland) – See all my reviews

What I liked about watching this film was being gently surprised, because all the big action and hype over movies gets a bit too much sometimes, but this film just gently entertained me and my friend. Really an easy going movie with a laid back humour, beautiful to watch and the makers deserve credit for using the landscape as it fits the story, not too much but there is sometimes a lot of small talk about overusing the Icelandic landscape. That was maybe done in the early Icelandic movies. The characters somewhat keep you curious about them all to the end with witty but simple dialogue and all the acting is good. All of them totally believable. Its one of those movie one just has to see, it may not play along with the commercial culture but still is a film for everybody who like a true, human story about ordinary stuff. The issue of a broken family comes across thou it is not often in the foreground, the feel of the country side life is very convincing and all together some sort of magic brings you to the touching but unsentimental end. And the music is great.


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