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Agnes, the beautiful housekeeper of the sheriff of a small Icelandic county sees a chance to get herself and her young daughter away from her brutal employer when she falls in love with the... See full summary »

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Maria Ellingsen ... Agnes (as María Ellingsen)
Baltasar Kormákur ... Natan
Egill Ólafsson ... Sýslumaður
Hanna María Karlsdóttir Hanna María Karlsdóttir ... Sýslumannsfrú
Árni Pétur Guðjónsson Árni Pétur Guðjónsson ... Séra Þorvarður
Gotti Sigurdarson ... Fridrik (as Gottskálk Dagur Sigurðarson)
Hilmir Snær Guðnason ... Guðmundur
Magnús Ólafsson Magnús Ólafsson ... Eyfi
Þröstur Guðbjartsson Þröstur Guðbjartsson ... Sigfús
Hulda Rún Jónsdóttir Hulda Rún Jónsdóttir ... Elín
Bergljót Arnalds ... Sigríður
Gudný Gudlaugsdóttir Gudný Gudlaugsdóttir ... Sólvegi (as Guðný Guðlaugsdóttir)
Stígur Stefánsson Stígur Stefánsson ... Símon
Helgi Skúlason ... Jóhann
Árni Tryggvason Árni Tryggvason ... Mogensen
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Agnes, the beautiful housekeeper of the sheriff of a small Icelandic county sees a chance to get herself and her young daughter away from her brutal employer when she falls in love with the local homeopathic doctor. When she moves in with him, however, she discovers another side to him when his lechery makes him several enemies amongst the other townsfolk. Written by Alexander Lum <aj_lum@bigpond.com>

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The true story is told in the new book 'Burial Rites' by Hannah Kent - Excellent reading. See more »

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Quite OK
30 September 1999 | by dodge-8See all my reviews

This could have been a much better film than it really is, for the simple fact only that it does not seem to have any outlined purpose. It´s looks more like the film makers where making a collection of beautiful scenes filmed across Iceland, rather than telling a story. But still, quite o.k.


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23 December 1995 (Iceland) See more »

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ISK156,000,000 (estimated)
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