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Witchcraft (1999)

Myrkrahöfðinginn (original title)
The young and fanatical Jon is appointed pastor to a remote church in 17th century Iceland. As is custom, he marries the widow of his predecessor, a woman much older than he is. He is ... See full summary »

Director:

Hrafn Gunnlaugsson

Writers:

Bo Jonsson (screenplay), Jón Magnússon þumlungur (passion)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Hilmir Snær Guðnason ... Reverend Jón Magnússon
Hallgrímur H. Helgason Hallgrímur H. Helgason ... Magnús
Stefan Jorgen Stefan Jorgen ... Pupil
Guðrún Kristín Magnúsdóttir Guðrún Kristín Magnúsdóttir ... Þórkatla
Alexandra Rapaport ... Christina
Jón Sigurbjörnsson Jón Sigurbjörnsson ... Páll Sr.
Atli Rafn Sigurðsson Atli Rafn Sigurðsson ... Thurildur's brother
Jón Tryggvason ... Páll Jr.
Benedikt Árnason Benedikt Árnason ... Older Reverend Jón
Sara Dögg Ásgeirsdóttir ... Thurildur
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Storyline

The young and fanatical Jon is appointed pastor to a remote church in 17th century Iceland. As is custom, he marries the widow of his predecessor, a woman much older than he is. He is ardent in his fight against Satan, and the villagers don't dare to question his authority. When he falls for a beautiful young woman, Jon is convinced witchcraft is at work, and his crusade leads to cruel executions of innocent people. The stronger his lust, the deeper his madness drives him in his religious fervor. Written by Pia

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Country:

Iceland

Language:

Icelandic

Release Date:

26 November 1999 (Iceland) See more »

Also Known As:

Witchcraft See more »

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Budget:

ISK250,000,000 (estimated)
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The film has been adapted to a four hour tv-series made for the Swedish television. See more »

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Beautiful, weird and a little uneven
26 July 2000 | by rod-85See all my reviews

A young priest is sent to a tiny village in Iceland in the 1700s and starts a witch-hunt. The scenery is stark and beautiful - giving the film a truly isolated and alien feel. All the performances are great - but the B-plot line of the priest as an old man remembering his youth seems out of place and serves to confuse the ending and slow proceedings.


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