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Bye Bye Bluebird (1999)

Bye Bye Blue Bird (original title)
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 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


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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Denmark | Faroe Islands


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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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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you can not afford to miss out on this film
9 February 2001 | by freshnlightSee all my reviews

If you see this movie, you'll first think it is very weird. Many students Danish at the University Of Amsterdam turned of their television after half an hour. But they were wrong. The weird but hilarious characters, the interesting plot and the good actors, it makes Bye Bye Bluebird I very good film.

It is NOT the story about two aliens on The Faroer, it is a tragic comedy about two girls in search of their identities. A deeply moving film with an unexpected ending...And yes, I cried when I saw it. If you have any interest in danish, Danmark or The Faroer, you can not afford to miss this film!

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