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Virgin Mountain (2015)

Fúsi (original title)
Fusi, a 43 year old man, still lives with his mother. His daily life is characterized by monotonous routine. The appearance of vibrant Sjöfn and young neighbour Hera will upset his old bachelor habits.

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Dagur Kári

Writer:

Dagur Kári (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Gunnar Jónsson ... Fúsi
Ilmur Kristjánsdóttir ... Sjöfn
Sigurjón Kjartansson ... Mörður
Margrét Helga Jóhannsdóttir Margrét Helga Jóhannsdóttir ... Fjóla
Franziska Una Dagsdóttir Franziska Una Dagsdóttir ... Hera
Arnar Jónsson Arnar Jónsson ... Rolf
Thorir Sæmundsson Thorir Sæmundsson ... Elvar
Þorsteinn Gunnarsson Þorsteinn Gunnarsson
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Friðrik Friðriksson Friðrik Friðriksson ... Friðrik
Walter Grímsson Walter Grímsson ... Jörgen
Halldór Halldórsson ... Gústav
Ingunn Jensdóttir Ingunn Jensdóttir ... Svana
Sigurður Karlsson Sigurður Karlsson ... Florist
Zlatko Krickic Zlatko Krickic ... Dusan
Þórunn Magnea Magnúsdóttir Þórunn Magnea Magnúsdóttir
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Fusi, a 43 year old man, still lives with his mother. His daily life is characterized by monotonous routine. The appearance of vibrant Sjöfn and young neighbour Hera will upset his old bachelor habits.

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Iceland | Denmark

Language:

Icelandic

Release Date:

20 March 2015 (Iceland) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Iceland

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$749,711
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2.35 : 1
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Franziska Una Dagsdóttir, who plays the role of Hera, is the daughter of the director Dagur Kári. According to Kári she had to audition for the part. See more »

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A hidden gem full of surprises
12 November 2015 | by El_JohnSee all my reviews

Looking at the plot synopsis, 'Virgin Mountain' may seem like a typical Kevin James movie: Fusi is a 43 year old, overweight virgin who still lives with his mother, plays with toys and is bullied by his co-workers. His daily life is dominated by routines. Every morning he eats cereals, goes to work, visits his favorite restaurant and calls a radio station to wish for the same song to be played. It is after he breaks his routines that he meets the women he falls in love with.

The big difference to movies like 'Paul Blart: Mall Cop' or 'Zookeeper', is that the humor does not result in 'fat guy falls' or 'fat guy has the intellect of a 12 year old', but rather of Fusis naivety and his incapability of social interactions. A lesser movie would make Fusi look like an unsophisticated low life, but Director Dagur Kári still manages to take his character seriously and creates a beautiful character study about an misunderstood, warm-hearted giant.

The numerous comedic elements are skillfully mixed with dramatic components and Gunnar Jónsson conveys all emotions to the audience with his brilliant portrayal of Fusi without relying on a ham fisted, overly emotional score. On the contrary, the score is subtle and fits the cold, but beautiful cinematography of the film.

Sadly, the movie is not without its flaws. The bullies seem more like 6th graders than grown-up men and there is one particular scene that depicts him slightly to naive, which makes him dumber than he actually is.

Nevertheless, these are just minor flaws and don't really hurt the great experience that this movie is.


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