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Heiðin (2008)

Unrated | | Drama | 14 March 2008 (Iceland)
Not expecting his son back today, Emil is brought to face his past, his family, his community, after he finds himself stuck upon the small mountain. This will be a day to remember.


Einar Thor


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jóhann Sigurðarson Jóhann Sigurðarson ... Emil
Gísli Pétur Hinriksson Gísli Pétur Hinriksson ... Albert
Guðrún Gísladóttir ... Sara
Olafur S.K. Thorvaldz Olafur S.K. Thorvaldz ... Stebbi
Ísgerður Elfa Gunnarsdóttir Ísgerður Elfa Gunnarsdóttir ... Eyrún
Gunnar Eyjólfsson Gunnar Eyjólfsson ... Johannes
Sólveig Arnarsdóttir Sólveig Arnarsdóttir ... Frida
Jón Sigurbjörnsson Jón Sigurbjörnsson ... Dengsi
Birna Hafstein Birna Hafstein ... Rosa
Snorri Hergill Kristjánsson Snorri Hergill Kristjánsson ... Helgi
Damon Younger ... Grade Driver
María Guðmundsdóttir María Guðmundsdóttir ... Munda
Águsta Skúladóttir Águsta Skúladóttir ... Airport lady
Elfar Logi Hannesson Elfar Logi Hannesson ... Oddur
Jóhann Ólafur Jóhannsson Jóhann Ólafur Jóhannsson ... Stjáni


Not expecting his son back today, Emil is brought to face his past, his family, his community, after he finds himself stuck upon the small mountain. This will be a day to remember.

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A slice of life story set against rugged landscape in small community.









Icelandic | Spanish

Release Date:

14 March 2008 (Iceland) See more »

Also Known As:

Small Mountain See more »

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Passport Pictures See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Different, but not ...
18 May 2010 | by theo-litaSee all my reviews

Saw it on DVD my parents got on their holiday. Really cool, calm and collected, about nothing yet about everything.

Rare stuff and considering its 2008 I reckon the makers realized the trouble their country was in at the time. Which makes up for that tiny synt-sound in the otherwise good soundtrack which was the only thing that troubled me. For days I was thinking about this movie.

The landscape, if I could live in a place like this, so remote, so quiet and so pretty and rough. I don't know much about performances or what goes on behind the camera, but these guys know what they are doing. So real.

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