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Ungfrúin góða og húsið (1999)

A hypocritical and selfish older sister holds power over her younger sister by hiding the shame of her pregnancy.

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Halldór Laxness (book)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tinna Gunnlaugsdóttir Tinna Gunnlaugsdóttir ... Þuríður
Ragnhildur Gísladóttir Ragnhildur Gísladóttir ... Rannveig
Agneta Ekmanner ... Prófastsfrú
Rúrik Haraldsson Rúrik Haraldsson ... Prófastur
Egill Ólafsson Egill Ólafsson ... Björn
Reine Brynolfsson ... Hans
Bjørn Floberg Bjørn Floberg ... Viggó
Helgi Björnsson Helgi Björnsson ... Andrés
Ghita Nørby Ghita Nørby ... Fru Kristensen
Margret Erla Maack Margret Erla Maack ... Eldri dóttir Þuríðar (as Margrét Erla Maack)
Ellen Egilsdóttir Ellen Egilsdóttir ... Yngri dóttir Þuríðar
Magnús Ólafsson Magnús Ólafsson ... Læknir
Helga Braga Jónsdóttir Helga Braga Jónsdóttir ... Ólétt stúlka
Sigurveig Jónsdóttir Sigurveig Jónsdóttir ... Eldir þjónustustúlka
Gagga Jonsdottir Gagga Jonsdottir ... Yngri þjónustustúlka (as Rannveig Jónsdóttir)
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A hypocritical and selfish older sister holds power over her younger sister by hiding the shame of her pregnancy.

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Country:

Sweden | Iceland

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Icelandic | Danish | Swedish

Release Date:

8 October 1999 (Iceland) See more »

Also Known As:

Das gute Fräulein See more »

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ISK 160,000,000 (estimated)
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Agneta Ekmanner & Reine Brynolfsson are Swedish actors and did not speak a word of Icelandic. They learned all of there lines phonetically, See more »

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It's pretty good film
16 November 2000 | by martin_bendaSee all my reviews

It's not very usual that a daughter or son of some artist has a great talent in a similar thing like his/her parent had. But it happened to the sister of Halldor Laxness, Nobel laureate from Iceland. The story is very good, however, it was based on Laxness' novel.

I saw better Icelandic films but again. I wasn't disappointed. Actually I was pretty surprised,it is not just a good film as the guy before me thinks.

I RECOMMEND ICELANDIC FILMS, including Honour of the House


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