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Björn Hlynur Haraldsson ...  Helgi 4 episodes, 2010
Unnur Birna Jónsdóttir Unnur Birna Jónsdóttir ...  Hafdís 4 episodes, 2010
Ari Kapríus Kristjánsson Ari Kapríus Kristjánsson ...  Rúnar 4 episodes, 2010
Dóra Jóhannsdóttir Dóra Jóhannsdóttir ...  Inga 4 episodes, 2010
Rúnar Freyr Gíslason ...  Orri 4 episodes, 2010
Valur Guðmundsson Valur Guðmundsson ...  Valur 4 episodes, 2010
Hilmar Jonsson Hilmar Jonsson ...  Veigar 4 episodes, 2010
Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir ...  Eydís 4 episodes, 2010
Thorir Sæmundsson Thorir Sæmundsson ...  Snorri 4 episodes, 2010
Sveinn Ólafur Gunnarsson ...  Lárus 4 episodes, 2010
Tinna Hrafnsdóttir ...  Anna 4 episodes, 2010
Arnmundur Ernst Björnsson ...  Úlfur 4 episodes, 2010
Björn Ingi Hilmarsson Björn Ingi Hilmarsson ...  Gunnar 4 episodes, 2010
Harpa Arnardóttir Harpa Arnardóttir ...  Hildur 4 episodes, 2010
Hera Hilmar ...  Una 4 episodes, 2010
Herdís Þorvaldsdóttir Herdís Þorvaldsdóttir ...  Lauga 4 episodes, 2010
Elma Lísa Gunnarsdóttir Elma Lísa Gunnarsdóttir ...  Dóra 4 episodes, 2010
Jóhann Sigurðsson Jóhann Sigurðsson ...  Guðmundur Möller 4 episodes, 2010
Rúnar Guðbrandsson Rúnar Guðbrandsson ...  Sýslumaður 4 episodes, 2010
Maria Ellingsen ...  Marín 4 episodes, 2010
Þröstur Leó Gunnarsson Þröstur Leó Gunnarsson ...  Freyr 4 episodes, 2010
Baldur T. Hreinsson Baldur T. Hreinsson ...  Guðjón 4 episodes, 2010
Ragnar Jónsson ...  Ólafur Lögga 4 episodes, 2010
Helgi Antonson Helgi Antonson ...  Lögreglumaður Á Slysstað 4 episodes, 2010
María Heba Þorkelsdóttir María Heba Þorkelsdóttir ...  Fréttakona 4 episodes, 2010
Ragnheiður Steindórsdóttir Ragnheiður Steindórsdóttir ...  Brynja Læknir 4 episodes, 2010
Gígja Hilmarsdóttir Gígja Hilmarsdóttir ...  Ólöf Fóstra / ... 4 episodes, 2010
Ellert Ingimundarson Ellert Ingimundarson ...  Magnús Á Verkstæði 4 episodes, 2010
Hallur Ingólfsson Hallur Ingólfsson ...  Huldumaðurinn 4 episodes, 2010
Gunnar Helgason Gunnar Helgason ...  Miðill 4 episodes, 2010
Stefán Jónsson ...  Guðni Sprengjumaður 4 episodes, 2010
Elektra Ósk Hauksdóttir Elektra Ósk Hauksdóttir ...  Vaka 4 episodes, 2010
Harald G. Haraldsson Harald G. Haraldsson ...  Hermann 4 episodes, 2010
Magnús Aron Sigurðsson Magnús Aron Sigurðsson ...  Jón 4 episodes, 2010
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The Cliff is a dramatic mystery about a Crime Detective who is sent to a small community in Iceland to help a local policewoman investigate a suspicious accident. Together they unravel a mystery that involves bizarre incidents and unexplained deaths. Written by Sveinbjörn I Baldvinsson

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Country:

Iceland

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Icelandic

Release Date:

4 October 2009 (Iceland) See more »

Also Known As:

Kallion arvoitus See more »

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Pegasus Pictures See more »
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1.78 : 1 / (high definition)
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Tragic events in a remote town mixed with supernatural elements
7 July 2016 | by BeneCumbSee all my reviews

In an isolated island country, with a low crime rate and small and at least distantly related population, it would be tricky and/or ridiculous to construct a crime story with lots of heavy criminals and weaponry involved. So you have to find some other points of references and develop them into a credible story - local practices, beliefs, landscape peculiarities...

All this is clearly visible in Hamarinn (The Cliff) where standard issue crime drama story lines and characters are intertwined with (super)natural phenomena and abilities, alas the latter are just depicted and, unlike the tragic event, would obtain no explanation or solution. True, the acting is good, beautifully harsh Icelandic nature visible, but there was still something that fell short for me, falling behind e.g. Ófærð and other films where Baltasar Kormákur is usually involved. Sometimes mysticism is not enough to make the series rounded - or provides unnecessary "simple solution" to worldly acts and thoughts.


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