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The Oath (2016)

Eiðurinn (original title)
Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 9 September 2016 (Iceland)
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Icelandic auteur Baltasar Kormákur (Contraband, 2 Guns, Everest) directs and stars in this psychological thriller about a father who tries to pull his daughter out of her world of drugs and... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Baltasar Kormákur ... Finnur
Hera Hilmar ... Anna
Gísli Örn Garðarsson ... Óttar
Margrét Bjarnadóttir Margrét Bjarnadóttir ... Solveig
Auður Aradóttir Auður Aradóttir ... Hrefna
Guðrún Sesselja Arnardóttir Guðrún Sesselja Arnardóttir ... Birna
Þorsteinn Bachmann ... Ragnar
Ingvar Sigurdsson ... Halldór (as Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson)
Þorsteinn Gunnarsson Þorsteinn Gunnarsson ... Gulli
Þórunn Magnea Magnúsdóttir Þórunn Magnea Magnúsdóttir ... Kolbrún
Jakob Þór Einarsson ... Læknir Önnu
Edda Arnljótsdóttir Edda Arnljótsdóttir ... Margrét
Kristján Franklin Magnúss Kristján Franklin Magnúss ... Bergþór
Björn Ingi Hilmarsson Björn Ingi Hilmarsson ... Rannsóknarlögreglumaður
Helga Vala Helgadóttir Helga Vala Helgadóttir ... Prestur
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Icelandic auteur Baltasar Kormákur (Contraband, 2 Guns, Everest) directs and stars in this psychological thriller about a father who tries to pull his daughter out of her world of drugs and petty crime, only to find that danger can be found in unexpected places.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Country:

Iceland

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Icelandic

Release Date:

9 September 2016 (Iceland) See more »

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RVK Studios, RVK Studios See more »
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The title refers to the Hippocratic Oath, which is traditionally sworn by doctors. See more »

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Features Virgin Mountain (2015) See more »

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Ligga ligga lá
Written by Ómar Ragnarsson
Performed by Gunni and Felix
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Watchable but Lacking Real Drama.
31 December 2018 | by mrmac-42561See all my reviews

This was my first adventure into Icelandic films but hopefully, not my last. The storyline is not new. How many fathers have a stroppy son or daughter who mixes with the most unsavoury people? The film centres around how the doctor dad handles his daughter's involvement with a drug dealer who threatens him when he causes a new stash of drugs to fall into the hands of the police. How the doctor punishes the drug dealer is bizarre to say the least. He doesn't want to kill him but just wants to hold him long enough to get him to promise to leave his daughter alone. In a country with a population of only 350,000 people surely the police have a handle on who the major drug operators are. The plot fits into the cold and bleak Icelandic landscape quite well but it's not a film that will live long in the memory.


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