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A White, White Day (2019)

Hvítur, hvítur dagur (original title)
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An off duty police begins to suspect a local man for having had an affair with his recently dead wife. Gradually his obsession for finding out the truth accumulates and inevitably begins to endanger himself and his loved ones.

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Hlynur Palmason

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Hlynur Palmason
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Credited cast:
Ingvar Sigurdsson ... Ingimundur (as Ingvar Sigurðsson)
Ída Mekkín Hlynsdóttir Ída Mekkín Hlynsdóttir ... Salka
Hilmir Snær Guðnason ... Olgeir
Sara Dögg Ásgeirsdóttir ... Ingimundur's Wife
Björn Ingi Hilmarsson Björn Ingi Hilmarsson ... Trausti
Elma Stefania Agustsdottir ... Elín (as Elma Stefanía Ágústsdóttir)
Haraldur Stefansson ... Stefán (as Haraldur Ari Stefánsson)
Laufey Elíasdóttir ... Ingibjörg
Sigurður Sigurjónsson ... Bjössi
Arnmundur Ernst Björnsson ... Hrafn (as Arnmundur Ernst Bachman)
Þór Tulinius ... Georg (Psychiatrist)
Sverrir Þór Sverrisson Sverrir Þór Sverrisson ... Sveppi
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ída Mikaelsdóttir Ída Mikaelsdóttir ... Elín's Child
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In a remote Icelandic town, an off duty police chief begins to suspect a local man for having had an affair with his wife, who recently died in a car accident. Gradually his obsession for finding out the truth accumulates and inevitably begins to endanger himself and his loved ones. A story of grief, revenge and unconditional love. Written by Join Motion Pictures

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Drama

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Selected to represent Iceland at the 2020 Academy Awards. (Best Foreign Film). See more »

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Ingimundur: Have you ever cheated on your wife?
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Composed by Edmund Finnis
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Grief, sorrow, hate and revenge
17 October 2020 | by dakjetsSee all my reviews

Bottomless grief, that is the main ingredient in this Icelandic film. How a man mourns the loss of his beloved wife. Masterfully played in a beautiful landscape, we follow the main character who tries to take back everyday life after his great loss. He drowns himself at work, and takes care of a grandchild. All in an attempt to deal with the grief. He reluctantly goes into therapy. We suspect something is going on with the main man, and that he really is hurting. He struggles. The film portrays this very well. It's slow and lingering, but this suits the film well. Eventually, his grief turns to hatred. This change in the plot leads to the film gaining more tempo, and gradually becoming exciting as well. Absolutely worth seeing, but it takes time to get into.


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Country:

Iceland | Denmark | Sweden

Language:

Icelandic

Release Date:

6 September 2019 (Iceland) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Iceland

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$614,674
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2.35 : 1
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