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Bye Bye Blue Bird (1999)

After having lived for a number of year's abroad, the two friends Rannvá and Barba return for a visit to their native country, the Faroe Islands. They feel that they have outgrown the small... See full summary »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hildigunn Eyðfinsdóttir Hildigunn Eyðfinsdóttir ... Rannvá
Sigri Mitra Gaïni Sigri Mitra Gaïni ... Barba
Johan Dalsgaard Johan Dalsgaard ... Rúni
Elin K. Mouritsen Elin K. Mouritsen ... Barba's mother
Peter Hesse Overgaard Peter Hesse Overgaard ... Rannvá's stepfather
Nora Bærentsen Nora Bærentsen ... Rannvá's mother
Egi Dam Egi Dam ... Rannvá's father
Lovisa Køtlum Petersen Lovisa Køtlum Petersen ... Rannvá's daughter
Adelborg Linklett Adelborg Linklett ... Rannvá's grandmother
Sverri Egholm Sverri Egholm ... Rannvá's grandfather
Birita Mohr Birita Mohr ... Waitress / Singer
Sjúrður Sólstein Sjúrður Sólstein ... Smukke
Høgni Johansen Høgni Johansen ... Helmsman
Kári Øster Kári Øster ... Hærget Mand
Anna Kristin Bæk Anna Kristin Bæk ... Blafferpige
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After having lived for a number of year's abroad, the two friends Rannvá and Barba return for a visit to their native country, the Faroe Islands. They feel that they have outgrown the small island community, present themselves in outrageous colourful clothing and with a superior attitude to all things Faroes. The real purpose of their visit is to solve unfinished family matters, but they soon loose the grip, and find themselves fleeing the answers they came looking for. The girls are "rescued" by Rúni, a local fisherman, who gives them a lift in his old Ford Granada, decorated with zebra covers, flower lights and a stuffed crocodile in the back. On their journey up north they meet, among others, a fallen rock-singer, missionary grandparents, thirsty wedding guests and a Jesus wannabe. Rúni is constantly running errands, there is always someone he has to meet. Who is this silent, shy man? What is his curious business? And why does he get more bruised after each errand? The short route ... Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

Denmark | Faroe Islands

Language:

Faroese | Danish | English | French

Release Date:

30 July 1999 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Bye Bye Bluebird See more »

Filming Locations:

Faroe Islands

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Peter Bech Film See more »
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1.85 : 1
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Good Faroe movie
23 February 2005 | by arne-listSee all my reviews

As "mulder" from Funningur, Faroe Islands, already mentioned in his excellent review, this film is a bit unrealistic to everyone who knows the real locations well. However, this is normal in very many films, so don't mind of that so much.

Away from this, to any insider (people who know the Faroes) it is a great event to watch it. It is a MUST for Faroe friends and for sure something, the entire country can be proud of. A funny (and honest) story with great emotions in a unique scenery. Regarding the scenery: When I saw the movie the first time in German TV, it was by accident. I couldn't believe my eyes: "is it?!?... no... yes: Føroyar!" This was almost such a strong moment, as visiting the Faroes in real live.

So in respect of the achievement for Faroese culture and in relation to that: 9 stars out of 10 - waiting for another movie from there, which can reach the 10 :-)


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