Hirata finds himself canceling his vacation plans to Hawaii when his grandfather reminds him of his duty to his parents. Seven years earlier, Hirata's parents had been killed in an accident in Iceland and Japanese tradition holds that their souls will not be at ease until the proper ceremonies have been performed. Thus, Hirata sets out on a journey, a quest to the river where his parents perished. Along the way, in this Icelandic-Japanese road movie, he encounters many difficulties, tough situations, and odd people in the land of fire and ice. Fridrik Thor Fridriksson's vision infuses Iceland's stark and beautiful landscape with a haunting spirituality.
Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>
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What are you doing in this crazy country?
Featured in I Am Curious, Film
Written by Þ. Skúlason and Svala Björgvinsdóttir
Performed by Undergroud Family
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5 April 1996 (USA)
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Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
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