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The Higher Force (2008)

Stóra planið (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy | 28 March 2008 (Iceland)
Ashamed for being a debt-collecting thug, David believes that he is an ugly duckling waiting to become a swan. Through an unlikely mentor he finds out that life has indeed something very special in store for him.

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Olaf de Fleur Johannesson (screenplay), Rune Kippervik (screenplay development) | 2 more credits »
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Pétur Jóhann Sigfússon Pétur Jóhann Sigfússon ... Davíð
Ingvar Sigurdsson ... Magnús (as Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson)
Eggert Þorleifsson Eggert Þorleifsson ... Haraldur
Ilmur Kristjánsdóttir ... Júlía
Michael Imperioli ... Alexander
Benedikt Erlingsson ... Snati
Stefan C. Schaefer ... Wolfi
Joi Johannsson ... Ásgeir (as Jóhann G. Jóhannsson)
Erpur Eyvindarson Erpur Eyvindarson ... Elvar
Unnur Vilhjálmsdóttir Unnur Vilhjálmsdóttir ... Anna
Hilmir Snær Guðnason ... Prestur
Sigurjón Kjartansson ... Óskar
Zlatko Krickic Zlatko Krickic ... Mustang
Einar Örn Einarsson ... Head Waiter
Jón Gnarr ... Ráðgjafi (scenes deleted)
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As a young boy David witnessed a fatal car accident, causing the death of his younger brother. Since then he has sought comfort in a Chinese philosophy video called The Higher Force. To this day, the wisdom of the Higher Force is guiding David through life and despite him being a member of questionable gang of debt-collectors, David is certain that fate has something greater in store for him. Upon moving into a new building, David befriends the landlord, Harald, a lonely elementary school teacher, who senses the young man's insecurity and need for guidance. When Harald finds out that David is a member of a debt-collectors gang, Harald starts playing himself as a big crime lord, owning real estate all over town, employing dubious characters and receiving large shipments of illegal goods from abroad. David's low status amongst his debt-collector mates, who keep putting him down for being a coward, quickly changes once David starts feeding them information on Harald, the mysterious crime... Written by James Cornsmith

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Almost a Kung Fu Film See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

Iceland

Language:

English | Icelandic | Mandarin

Release Date:

28 March 2008 (Iceland) See more »

Also Known As:

Felsőbb erő See more »

Filming Locations:

Iceland

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ISK 80,000,000 (estimated)
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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Olaf met actor/screenwriter Stefan Schaefer at the Berlinale Talent Campus in 2003. Since then they've worked on many films together. See more »

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Poor try at humor
30 March 2008 | by SkuggiSee all my reviews

Well, I set out with a few friends to see this movie, we went an hour before the show started to get good seats. So as you can probably imagine we where exited to see this movie :). But that excitement soon turned to horror, this movie is a complete failure, it just try's to hard to be funny that its sad, the script is poorly written and relies to heavy on the actors to make up for it...

The only good acting in the whole movie was from Stefan C. Schaefer who was great, the plot was weak and even the "funny" scenes felt forced and unnatural, considering that the main actors are some of Iceland's best comedians it's well special...

I would not Recommend this movie to any one, because it try's to hard and never really delivers.


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