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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.


Simon Staho
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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 ... 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


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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7 February 2018 | by petersen738See all my reviews

Terrible and embarrassing, i am danish, i like danish movies and i like both actors, but this movie is terribly simple and cartoonish. The dialogue is pretentious and cheesy and the plot is very predictable.

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Denmark | Iceland


Danish | Icelandic | English

Release Date:

7 May 1998 (Denmark) See more »

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Kísért a múlt See more »

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1.85 : 1
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