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Under the Tree (2017)

Undir trénu (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Mystery | 6 July 2018 (USA)
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When Baldwin and Inga's next door neighbours complain that a tree in their backyard casts a shadow over their sundeck, what starts off as a typical spat between neighbours in the suburbs unexpectedly and violently spirals out of control.

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Huldar Breiðfjörð (story and screenplay), Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson (screenplay)
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Credited cast:
Steinþór Hróar Steinþórsson Steinþór Hróar Steinþórsson ... Atli
Edda Björgvinsdóttir ... Inga
Sigurður Sigurjónsson ... Baldvin
Þorsteinn Bachmann ... Konrad
Selma Björnsdóttir Selma Björnsdóttir ... Eybjorg
Lára Jóhanna Jónsdóttir ... Agnes
Dóra Jóhannsdóttir Dóra Jóhannsdóttir ... Rakel
Sigrídur Sigurpálsdóttir Scheving Sigrídur Sigurpálsdóttir Scheving ... Asa
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Helga Kristín Helgadóttir ... Starfsmaður á leikskóla
Hjörtur Jóhann Jónsson ... Starri
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Agnes throws Atli out and does not want him to see their daughter Ása anymore. He moves in with his parents, who are involved in a bitter dispute over their big and beautiful tree that casts a shadow on the neighbours' deck. As Atli fights for the right to see his daughter, the dispute with the neighbours intensifies - property is damaged, pets mysteriously go missing, security cameras are being installed and there is a rumor that the neighbor was seen with a chainsaw. Written by Ewa Bojanowska

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Two Families. One Tree. A Bloody Mess.


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It was screened in the Contemporary World Cinema section at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival. See more »

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Excellent Icelandic depression comedy
4 October 2017 | by gudnhSee all my reviews

The humor is pitch black and the characters extremely serious. The movie is hilarious and depressed at the same time. The acting is good for the most part. There are a few scenes where you notice some mistakes but nothing that has a terrible effect on the movie over all. The cinematography was superb, a lot of cool shots that made the movie extra depressed. I was happy with the music choices as well, really put the nail in the coffin with this one.

One happy Icelander after seeing this at the movies. Do recommend 8/10.

Script is amazing.


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Iceland | Poland | Denmark | Germany | France

Language:

Icelandic

Release Date:

6 July 2018 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

ISK250,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,617, 8 July 2018

Gross USA:

$67,596

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$944,991
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2.35 : 1
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