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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 »

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Credited cast:
... Reverend Jón Magnússon
Hallgrímur H. Helgason ... Magnús
Stefan Jorgen ... Pupil
Guðrún Kristín Magnúsdóttir ... Þórkatla
... Christina
Jón Sigurbjörnsson ... Páll Sr.
Atli Rafn Sigurðsson ... Thurildur's brother
Jón Tryggvason ... Páll Jr.
Benedikt Árnason ... Older Reverend Jón
... Thurildur
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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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26 November 1999 (Iceland)  »

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Beautiful, weird and a little uneven
26 July 2000 | by See 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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