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Wildside (1998)

Vildspor (original title)
Charming desperado Ossy, carryng a deadly secret, tracks down his childhood pal Jimmy in Iceland. But Jimmy, now with a family and a regular job, will do anything to hide his past.

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Simon Staho
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Cast

Credited cast:
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau ... Ossy (as Nikolaj Coster Waldau)
Mads Mikkelsen ... Jimmy
Nukâka ... Jóna
Pálína Jónsdóttir Pálína Jónsdóttir ... Anna
Sævar Örn Sævar Örn ... Thorbjörn
Jón Sigurbjörnsson Jón Sigurbjörnsson ... Jónas Morfar
Egill Ólafsson ... Stefán
Finni Johannsson Finni Johannsson ... Sigursveinn (as Finnur Jóhannsson)
Hrönn Steingrímsdóttir Hrönn Steingrímsdóttir ... Thórhildur
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bui Baldvinsson ... Firebreather (as Sigurbjörn Búi Baldvinsson)
Felix Eyjólfsson Felix Eyjólfsson ... Drunk
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Storyline

A film about self-destruction, romance, and everlasting friendship: Ossy and Jimmy are childhood friends from Copenhagen and together they share an experience of a wild life in Thailand. Some years ago Jimmy gave that life up and settled in Iceland, where he now lives the life of ordinary people: a steady job, a wife, and a child. One day Ossy - carrying a deadly secret and in great need of his former confidante - suddenly turns up in Iceland. Jimmy doesn't appreciate the confrontation with his past and he does what he can to deport his old friend. Ossy responds with a vengeance and disrupts Jimmy's peaceful family life. Desperate and for want of ridding himself of Ossy, Jimmy agrees to sell a small portion of heroin for him, but the plan backfires. While Jimmy desperately tries to keep his family together, Ossy plunges into deep water, and ends beaten-up in the Icelandic desert, where he is found by the angelic and beautiful girl Jóna. Written by Anonymous

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Two friends. One past. No future.

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Drama

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Country:

Denmark | Iceland

Language:

Danish | Icelandic | English

Release Date:

7 May 1998 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Kísért a múlt See more »

Filming Locations:

Iceland

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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When the airplane is first started, it needs to be done manually by spinning the propeller, but the second time it is started he can suddenly do it from inside the cockpit. See more »

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Acting showcase.
4 May 2001 | by McBuffSee all my reviews

This powerful drama (beautifully filmed in Iceland) was much maligned by Danish critics, which seems quite unfair to me, as I was very moved by it. Nikolaj Waldau´s performance is one of the best you´ll ever see, and Mads Mikkelsen is great as always. Debuting helmer Simon Staho lets his actors give it their best, but loses his grip somewhat with a derivative drug-dealer subplot, although it doesn´t detract from an otherwise excellent film. Nikolaj Coster Waldau co-wrote with the director and eventually married costar Nukâka. *** (of ****)


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