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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

Language:

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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fine movie
10 February 1999 | by rdog-3See all my reviews

Since making Children of Nature he not made anything worthwhile, so he has passed his peak. He's made about 4-5 very bad films since nearly winning an oscar for this average but entertaining film. And he never really made anything good before this. It's a shame that he runs the Icelandic film industry single handedly.


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