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Börn náttúrunnar (1991)

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 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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Iceland | Norway | Germany

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Icelandic | English

Release Date:

1 August 1991 (Iceland) See more »

Also Known As:

A természet gyermekei 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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Referenced in Faraway, So Close! (1993) See more »

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Excellent movie
22 November 1998 | by freejack-2See all my reviews

I ´ve seen some of the earlier works of Fridrik and with one exception hated them all. He started by insulting the Icelandic nation by doing a horrible (and terribly long film) about one of nation's greatest writers. Then he did a documentary about Iceland and got almost all of through the windscreen of a car, driving too fast. "Rock in Reykjavik" was a pleasant documentary and really fun to watch. But this film puts him among the world's most talented directors and for a small nation, that is a lot of responsibillity. Since he did "Börn Náttúrunnar" he hasn´t done anything to speak of but it´s hard to tell whether he has passed his peak, or the best has yet to come.


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