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Woman at War (2018)

Kona fer í stríð (original title)
Not Rated | | Adventure, Comedy, Drama | 22 May 2018 (Iceland)
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Halla becomes a determined environmental activist, but this threatens a long-held hope of hers.

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Benedikt Erlingsson, Ólafur Egilsson (as Ólafur Egill Egilsson)
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Credited cast:
Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir ... Halla / Ása
Jóhann Sigurðarson Jóhann Sigurðarson ... Sveinbjörn
Juan Camilo Román Estrada Juan Camilo Román Estrada ... Juan Camillo (as Juan Camillo Roman Estrada)
Jörundur Ragnarsson ... Baldvin
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sólveig Arnarsdóttir Sólveig Arnarsdóttir ... Mother of Sirrý
Gunnar Bersi Björnsson ... President's Bodyguard
Helga Braga Jónsdóttir Helga Braga Jónsdóttir ... Prison guard
Charlotte Bøving Charlotte Bøving ... Woman at adoption agency
Iryna Danyleiko Iryna Danyleiko ... Ukrainian choir singer
Vala Kristin Eiriksdottir ... Stefania
Magnús Trygvason Eliassen Magnús Trygvason Eliassen ... Drummer
Saga Garðarsdóttir ... Police officer 1
Jón Gnarr ... President of the Republic of Iceland
Galyna Goncharenko Galyna Goncharenko ... Ukrainian choir singer
Omar Gudjonsson Omar Gudjonsson ... Sousaphone player
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Halla is a fifty-year-old independent woman. But behind the scenes of a quiet routine, she leads a double life as a passionate environmental activist. Known to others only by her alias "The Woman of the Mountain," Halla secretly wages a one-woman-war on the local aluminum industry. As Halla's actions grow bolder, from petty vandalism to outright industrial sabotage, she succeeds in pausing the negotiations between the Icelandic government and the corporation building a new aluminum smelter in the mountains. But right as she begins planning her biggest and boldest operation yet, she receives an unexpected letter that changes everything. Her application to adopt a child has finally been accepted and there is a little girl waiting for her in Ukraine. As Halla prepares to abandon her role as saboteur and savior of the Highlands to fulfill her dream of becoming a mother, she decides to plot one final attack to deal the aluminum industry a crippling blow. Written by Happy_Evil_Dude

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Halla is a choir teacher. She's also a saboteur.


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Submission for the Foreign Language category of the 76th Golden Globe Awards (2019). See more »

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Baldvin: This is not a joke. Some American has taken over the investigation and Israelis too. They're analyzing the paper. Why did you use an old typewriter? It can be traced.
Halla: Stop. No one will trace it.
Baldvin: Why didn't you let me read it before?
Halla: I just had to get it out, the timing was crucial. And then the girl came...
Baldvin: [interrupts] But there are weak points they will tear apart.
Halla: Like what?
Baldvin: The laws about laws... You're opening up a very dangerous angle, they will totally deform it.
Halla: People will understand. I've ...
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"You don't have power until you are in the ring"
15 September 2020 | by milad-arch84See all my reviews

I think this was my first Icelandic film experience, but somehow it was exactly how I was expecting: Gentle, bold, and with a glimpse of humor.


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Iceland | France | Ukraine

Release Date:

22 May 2018 (Iceland) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR2,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,370, 3 March 2019

Gross USA:

$847,495

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,481,653
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2.35 : 1
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