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Hafið (2002)

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A rich father in a fisher village plans to take on the project of writing his life story. But first he has to take on his own family, and everybody wants something...

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Baltasar Kormákur
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gunnar Eyjólfsson Gunnar Eyjólfsson ... Þórður
Hilmir Snær Guðnason ... Ágúst
Hélène de Fougerolles ... Françoise
Kristbjörg Kjeld ... Kristín
Sven Nordin Sven Nordin ... Morten
Guðrún Gísladóttir ... Ragnheiður (as Guðrún S. Gísladóttir)
Sigurður Skúlason Sigurður Skúlason ... Haraldur
Elva Ósk Ólafsdóttir Elva Ósk Ólafsdóttir ... Áslaug
Nína Dögg Filippusdóttir ... María
Herdís Þorvaldsdóttir Herdís Þorvaldsdóttir ... Kata
Þórir Gunnar Jónsson Þórir Gunnar Jónsson ... Teenager
Theodór Júlíusson Theodór Júlíusson ... Bóbó
Hjalti Rögnvaldsson Hjalti Rögnvaldsson ... Bensó
Ellert Ingimundarson Ellert Ingimundarson ... Hannes
Magnús Ragnarsson Magnús Ragnarsson ... Agent
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Storyline

Wealthy, aging patriarch Thordur assembles his scattered heirs to discuss the future of the family fishery. But bringing everyone together unleashes a storm of long-repressed sexual abuse, lingering suspicions, sibling rivalries and incestuous passions. Ultimately, it's a heartless battle between the past and the future that culminates in a night of explosive rage. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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The truth lies beneath the surface

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Offical Site [Iceland]

Country:

Iceland | France | Norway

Language:

Icelandic | Norwegian | English

Release Date:

13 September 2002 (Iceland) See more »

Also Known As:

The Sea See more »

Filming Locations:

France See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,191, 18 May 2003, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$61,122, 13 July 2003
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Despite the fact that Herdís Þorvaldsdóttir is only 3 years older than Gunnar Eyjólfsson, she plays his mother in the movie. See more »

Quotes

Kata: Anyone who doesn't eat whale, doesn't deserve to live.
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Edited into Ófærð: Episode #1.1 (2015) See more »

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Hateful, Greedy Idiots in Iceland
10 June 2003 | by ferguson-6See all my reviews

Greetings again from the darkness. No "Happy Days" here. The best compliment I can pay this movie is that I stayed interested despite the pathetic individuals and families portrayed. Very little human redeeming value in any of the characters with the possible exception of the french girlfriend and the daughters husband, Mortin, played by Sven Nordin (who was excellent in last year's "Elling"). Sad, desperate, isolated. These describe not only the characters, but Iceland as portrayed in the movie. What kind of airport is that? There is sufficient biting humor among the family that one initially believes that there might be some deeply buried love, but as the movie progresses we begin to understand why this is really not a family - just a bunch of loose cannons connected by fate. Wonderful camera work and sharp dialog make this one worth seeing, just be prepared for an emotional challenge.


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