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The Beast (1986)

Eins og skepnan deyr (original title)
Helgi is a young man that dreams about becoming a writer and returns to his childhood home with his girlfriend Lára. While he's there he becomes obsessed with shooting a reindeer for unclear reasons.

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Hilmar Oddsson

Writer:

Hilmar Oddsson
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Cast

Credited cast:
Edda Heidrún Backman Edda Heidrún Backman ... Lára
Þröstur Leó Gunnarsson Þröstur Leó Gunnarsson ... Helgi
Jóhann Sigurðarson Jóhann Sigurðarson ... Baldur
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Helgi is a young man that dreams about becoming a writer and returns to his childhood home with his girlfriend Lára. While he's there he becomes obsessed with shooting a reindeer for unclear reasons.

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reindeer | violin | car | alcohol | abuse | See All (9) »

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Drama

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Country:

Iceland

Language:

Icelandic

Release Date:

22 March 1986 (Iceland) See more »

Also Known As:

Agria enstikta See more »

Filming Locations:

Iceland

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Dolby

Color:

Color

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1.44 : 1
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"The Beast"
23 November 2005 | by 8katana8See all my reviews

This is an amazingly bad film! Truly, deeply awful, for those of us not understanding Icelandic, the English dubbing is heinous. But combined with a hazy, blurry plot line, groan-inducing acting and editing to cause cries of "what goes on here?" the beast is an ugly animal.

We the audience were unsure of what was going on, the actors looked like they didn't know, and if there was a director on the set, he certainly wasn't showing any sign of directing! If you want a truly great movie from Iceland of similar vintage, but light-years better watching, try Djöflaeyjan {Devil's Island) http://imdb.com/title/tt0116116


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