In the near future the dreams of three adult siblings living in Germany or fractured by difficult romantic relationships on the unwitting involvement with terrorist organizations and a ... See full summary »
David, a waiter, finds an unpublished manuscript in a dresser drawer. To impress a girl, he claims to be the author. When the novel becomes a best-seller the real author introduces himself in his life and begins to take-over David's life.
Karitas is a single mother of four who desperately tries to make ends meet. Fighting a losing battle with her ex-husband for custody over her three daughters, she's oblivious to what's ... See full summary »
Gísli Örn Garðarsson,
Nína Dögg Filippusdóttir,
Ólafur Darri Ólafsson
In a small town in the Basque country, Lucas and Maria are an elderly brother and sister. They share a house with their memories and the ghosts of the people they have loved throughout ... See full synopsis »
Three tales of three people who have a lasting effect on one another. A young writer whose career is skyrocketing finds himself in a stormy marriage. He divorces his wife after the death of... See full summary »
A country romance about the human streak in the horse and the horse in the human. Love and death become interlaced and with immense consequences. The fortunes of the people in the country through the horses' perception.
Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson,
Johann Pall Oddson
Daniel Brühl stars as a talented boxer, accepting an offer of a dubious businessman to become a professional. Marko Stemper, 19 years old, comes from a disadvantaged background and works as... See full summary »
Axel and Karla are an ill-matched couple in a borderline situation. The two meet in the hospital. Axel is keeping watch at his son's bedside and Karla is waiting for some sign of life from ... See full summary »
Junior, an Icelandic man living in Germany, returns to his homeland and is immediately assaulted by a reality which is hard for him to understand. To begin with, the rude taxi driver demands an exorbitant amount for the trip to what appears to be a seedy trailer park in the boondocks, where an assortment of Junior's relatives live. Not having enough to pay for the ride, the driver takes all his money plus his jacket, leaving him, and his German friend Rupert, in a state of bewilderment. Rupert wonders aloud what kind of place has Junior brought him to.
The characters in the small enclave are odd people that are not dealing with reality. The place is a heaven for all kinds of outrageous behavior. Junior's grandmother walks around with a dead seal she uses for a purse. Senior, his old man, makes copies of his computer in the duplicating machine. Then, there are Ray and Davis who act as guards of a pedestrian crossing and as their long lost mother return, they learn they are twins in reality, something that just by looking is hard to imagine. Everyone in the park appears to be related in one form, or another of the rest.
An Icelandic comedy directed by Valdis Oskardottir, at first looks confusing, but staying with the story, it makes for a strange film to enjoy. The humor is localized and at times, hard to get, but Ms. Oskardottir has everything under control as she moves strings showing a bunch of people that have decided to stay out of touch with reality, staying close to a place that makes no demands on them and where they can live the way they want.
Gisli Orn Gardarsson shows he is up to what the director asked him to do. He was good in "Country Wedding" and shows why he is an actor that will have success in his country as well as in the international cinema. The best known face is that of Daniel Bruehl, a German young man trying to hide from his criminal uncle among the people in this far away place. Others in the film include Bjorn Hlymur Haraldsson, Ingmar Egger Sigurdsson and Olafur Darri Olafsson.
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