A girl is caught between the life that took her brother and her own inability to strike out on her own. In her grief, she finds solace in the dark music of Black Metal and dreams of becoming a rock star.
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Gísli Örn Garðarsson,
Nína Dögg Filippusdóttir,
Ólafur Darri Ólafsson
On an August midday, somewhere in the remote vastness of rural Iceland, the carefree eleven-year-old, Hera, is unaware that a tragic accident will soon rob her of her last share of happiness. As a result, Hera will rebel against God with an unquenched rage, permeated with the vivid memory of her brother that pulsates in every corner of the house--and under those circumstances, alienated and suicidal--Hera will soon drag herself into a dreary, dead-end life. Years later--still blaming God for the injustice, and fending off any attempts at reconciliation from the local priest--the troubled teenager will embrace her brother's lifestyle, delving deeper and deeper into the unexplored and fascinating new music movement of Black Metal, finally finding a new purpose in life. However--with Hera still aching for closure, while the wounds of the past are always angry and wide-open--will she grasp in time that wallowing in grief can eat her up alive?Written by
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[singing at the fest]
Flesh and Blood, to earth you shall return. Courage of a warrior, anything shall burn. The scorched earth, devouring our best. The scorched earth, always killing everything. My pain, it drains my soul. Plagued defeat. Black sands of Iden, as far as the eye can see. Lacerated all land, as far as the eye can see. There shall be no end...
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I wasn't sure what to expect from this movie. Title was either "hit or miss" and I was afraid it was going to be exploitation movie. But it's not.
It was a great drama about how certain people deal with their pain, how people around them react to their, let's say unusual way of expressing their pain.
Story fallows a young girl Hera who witnesses death (by accident) of her older brother. Few years after that, she still can't cope with pain of losing her brother, so she turns to metal music as a way of escapism. Naturally, living in small community, she is often misunderstood by others. She expresses her pain on her own "unique" way, while her parents express theirs on their own (father feeling accident was his fault, while mother has trouble moving on).
Hera eventually goes on a self-destructive path because it's the only way she can deal with her loss and anger since no one can really understand how she feels. Good example of that scene is her best childhood friend who mistakes drunken sex for love, proposing to her, while she replies "Can't you see anything?"
This is a movie about human nature, nature of pain, how certain people deal (or can't deal) with pain and loss of a loved one and how people sometimes judge people by it's cover.
Guy who wrote a review here telling this movie is about "Jesus helping metalheads" just because it happens that movie has understandable priest (because you know, that can't happen in real life) clearly missed the point of the movie.
This was never a movie about "Jesus helps metalhead". It was a movie about human nature. Hera never stopped being metalhead, it was just a hint that she and her parents are moving on eventually, because they, like rest of the community are starting to understand Hera.
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