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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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Reverend Jón Magnússon
Hallgrímur H. Helgason ...
Magnús
Stefan Jorgen ...
Pupil
Guðrún Kristín Magnúsdóttir ...
Þórkatla
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Christina
Jón Sigurbjörnsson ...
Páll Sr.
Atli Rafn Sigurðsson ...
Thurildur's brother
Jón Tryggvason ...
Páll Jr.
Benedikt Árnason ...
Older Reverend Jón
Sara Dögg Ásgeirsdóttir ...
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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ISK 250,000,000 (estimated)
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A piece of good art
3 December 2000 | by See all my reviews

A very well produced movie about a mad priest on Iceland during the 17th century. The priest in the village starts to see witches everywhere and nobody is safe from being put into the flames....I think this picture shows pretty well how life could be on Iceland for ordinary people. It really shows how hard life could be.


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