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Fúsi (2015)

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.

Director:

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:

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Country:

Iceland | Denmark

Language:

Icelandic

Release Date:

20 March 2015 (Iceland) See more »

Also Known As:

Rocketman See more »

Filming Locations:

Iceland

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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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Featured in The Oath (2016) See more »

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Garún
Performed by Mannakorn
Composed by Magnus Eiriksson
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A Virgin Nature of a Giant Soul
20 June 2015 | by Oguz HalavurtaSee all my reviews

Glaciers of Iceland melt with warmth of Icelandic cinema. Virgin Mountain is distant but full of love, steady like a paint of cold colors but earnest and sincere same as Fusi who is naming movie. Embracing Fusi is a complicated state for audiences. It is so easy to love and to be one with him but he reminds us people who are same as him around us and who are ignored by us. It gives an amount of heartache scaled with moral compass of every individual viewer. Besides it, the empathy we feel for him gives us a hope to be better person.

Fusi may be the most naive man in the world. He has not evil inside and everything is so simple for him even sometimes he can't see the consequences of his actions. He doesn't get mad against people who are unfair to him, he even doesn't know what revenge is. Everything he knows is helping other and acting for the common good. But beyond of his fragile look, he keeps a solid persona as same as his size. He is like a virgin nature which welcomes the torrid heat of sun and the fruitful spaciousness of rain with same excitement. After all a smile on his face is a relief in our souls.

Virgin Mountain promises a good time for watching even though relatively dark and slow shootings. Good balance with dram and comedy keep viewer's eyes open and modest acting of Gunnar Jónsson makes movie reliable and striker. This festival movie reflects the real soul of Icelandic cinema in a very successful way.


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