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June, 1615. After several months at sea, ploughing through the turbulent waters of the North Atlantic, three whaling vessels from San Sebastian land on the far north of frozen Iceland. ... See full summary »

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Aitor Aspe

Writers:

Aner Etxebarria, Jón Laerdi Gudmundsson (based on the stories by)
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Credited cast:
Sigrún Antonsdóttir Sigrún Antonsdóttir ... Self
José María Azpiazu José María Azpiazu ... Self
Michael Barkham Michael Barkham ... Self
Mateo Franco Mateo Franco ... Young García
Mateo Franco Mateo Franco ... Young García
Ármann Goudmundsson Ármann Goudmundsson
Gunnar Gunnarsson Gunnar Gunnarsson
Steingrímur Rúnar Guðmundsson Steingrímur Rúnar Guðmundsson ... Farmer
Selma Huxley Selma Huxley ... Self
Xabier Irujo Xabier Irujo ... Self
Tapio Koivukari Tapio Koivukari ... Self
José Antonio Lobato José Antonio Lobato
Viola Miglio Viola Miglio ... Self
Sesselia Olafs ... Sigríður Þorleifsdóttir
Urko Olazabal Urko Olazabal ... Ascensio (as Urko Olazábal)
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June, 1615. After several months at sea, ploughing through the turbulent waters of the North Atlantic, three whaling vessels from San Sebastian land on the far north of frozen Iceland. There the scholar Jón Guðmundsson, Jón the Wise, has been expectantly awaiting the arrival of the Basques. Eighty-three weather-beaten sailors, captained by Martín de Villafranca, Pedro de Aguirre and Esteban de Tellería. Autumn arrives, and the Nordic cold brings with it famine and want, leading a young Icelandic man to rob a large piece of whale blubber from the whaling station. The act leads to a confrontation. Furthermore, just before the Basque crew sets out to return to San Sebastian, a huge storm sinks three of its ships, leaving the Basque men trapped on the island. Faced with the impossible task of surviving the frozen winter without suitable facilities, as well as local legislation that prevents them from staying on the island over winter, the 83 whalers spread out in vain to search for ...

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Spain | Iceland

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Spanish | Basque | Icelandic | Finnish | English

Release Date:

21 September 2016 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Baskavígin: The Slaying of the Basque Whalers See more »

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