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Hafid (The Sea) (The Sea)
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Feeling his strength decline, Thordur, the old, feared and respected head of his family, invites his children to come back to the village to set his affairs in order: their mother's inheritance and the family business, which has made him one of the most powerful men in this small Icelandic fishing community. His hopes rest on Agust, his younger son, a business student in Paris where he is living with a French girlfriend. Thordur is convinced that Agust will come back and stay after completing his studies in order to take over the fishery currently managed by Haraldur, the elder son he does not particularly trust. But Thordur doesn't know that Agust has totally different plans for his future. Old ghosts come to the surface, and the family gathering doesn't go off as expected or hoped.
BIOGRAPHY
Reykjavik, 1966. One of the most popular and critically acclaimed actors of the younger generation, Kormákur studied at Iceland's Drama Academy. But it is as a director and theatre entrepreneur that he has really made his name: he has directed over ten theatre productions, both at home and abroad. In 2000 he directed his first feature film, 101 Reykjavik, and Hafid is his second and, until now, latest movie.
CAST & CREW
Director
Baltasar Kormákur
Screenplay
Baltasar Kormákur, Ólafur Haukur Símonarson
Photography
Jean-Louis Vialard
Edition
Valdís Óskarsdóttir
Music
Jón Ásgeirsson
Cast
Gunnar Eyjólfsson, Kristbjörg Kjeld, Hilmir Snær Gudnason, Hélène de Fougerolles, Herdís Thorvaldsdóttir, Gudrún Gísladóttir
Sales
Flach-Pyramide International 5, rue du Chevalier de Saint-George 75008 Paris Tel
Running Time
110 m.
Country
Iceland - France - Norway
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