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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 »

Director:

Aitor Aspe

Writers:

Aner Etxebarria, Jón Laerdi Gudmundsson (based on the stories by)
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Credited cast:
Sigrún Antonsdóttir Sigrún Antonsdóttir ... Herself
José María Azpiazu José María Azpiazu ... Himself
Michael Barkham Michael Barkham ... Himself
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 ... Herself
Xabier Irujo Xabier Irujo ... Himself
Tapio Koivukari Tapio Koivukari ... Himself
José Antonio Lobato José Antonio Lobato
Viola Miglio Viola Miglio ... Herself
Sesselia Olafs 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

Language:

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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