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Children of Nature (1991)

Börn náttúrunnar (original title)
Old Thorgeir must leave his home far off in the Icelandic 'countryside' and move into a home for senior citizens in Reykjavik. There he meets an old friend from his childhood, Stella. ... See full summary »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gísli Halldórsson Gísli Halldórsson ... Þorgeir
Sigríður Hagalín Sigríður Hagalín ... Stella
Baldvin Halldórsson Baldvin Halldórsson ... Varðstjóri
Björn Karlsson Björn Karlsson ... Drunk man
Bruno Ganz ... Engill
Bryndis Petra Bragadóttir Bryndis Petra Bragadóttir ... Woman in the Night (as Bryndís Petra Bragadóttir)
Egill Ólafsson ... Cop
Eiríkur Guðmundsson Eiríkur Guðmundsson ... Línumaður
Guðbrandur Gíslason Guðbrandur Gíslason ... Director
Hafliði Magnússon Hafliði Magnússon ... Foreman
Hallmar Sigurðsson Hallmar Sigurðsson ... Þorlákur
Hallur Hallsson Hallur Hallsson ... News Man
Karl Jónatansson Karl Jónatansson ... Harmonikkuleikari
Jóhann Sigurðsson Jóhann Sigurðsson ... Lögregluþjónn
Jón Ólafsson Jón Ólafsson ... Singer
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Old Thorgeir must leave his home far off in the Icelandic 'countryside' and move into a home for senior citizens in Reykjavik. There he meets an old friend from his childhood, Stella. Thorgeir soon becomes unhappy living there and together with Stella he steals a jeep. Together they leave the city for Stella's old home in northwestern Iceland. A drama who asks us: how important is it to have a long life if you have to leave everything that has a meaning for you? Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Sometimes a first love becomes a last love

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Drama | Romance

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Iceland | Norway | Germany

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Icelandic | English

Release Date:

1 August 1991 (Iceland) See more »

Also Known As:

Children of Nature See more »

Filming Locations:

Iceland See more »

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Dolby

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Color
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Iceland's official submission to the 1992's Oscar in the Best Foreign Language Film category. See more »

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Featured in I Am Curious, Film (1995) See more »

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Old crotchety couple elude authorities in Iceland
10 May 2000 | by filfy-2See all my reviews

"Children of Nature" is the first Icelandic film I have ever seen and I was pleasantly surprised. It concerns two former childhood sweethearts (Thorgeir & Stella) who meet in an old age home, escape, and return to their remote hometown.

This film is a nice antidote to most Hollywood movies: the stars are nasty old people, the pace of the film is slow, and there are elements of magical realism. It also doesn't hurt that the cinematography is excellent and shows off Iceland beautifully.

After seeing this film, I get the impression that Iceland is a weird and wonderful place and I hope to visit soon!

P.S. If you liked "Wings of Desire" you'll appreciate the cameo by the angel Damiel (Bruno Ganz).


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