GenreComedy, Drama ScreenplayBaltasar Kormakur CountryIceland / France / Norway
LanguageIcelandic / Norwegian / English Release date2002 WriterBaltasar Kormakur, Olafur Haukur Simonarson (play) Initial releaseSeptember 13, 2002 (Iceland) CastGunnar Eyjólfsson (Þórður), Hilmir Snær Guðnason (Ágúst), Hélène de Fougerolles (Françoise), Kristbjörg Kjeld (Kristín), Sven Nordin (Morten), Sigurður Skúlason (Haraldur) Similar moviesSleepers, Mystic River, Blood Diamond, Captain Phillips, Once Upon a Time in America, Volver
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The Sea, (Icelandic: Hafið (pronunciation)), is a 2002 Icelandic film, directed by Baltasar Kormákur. The film tells the story of a wealthy Icelandic family, owners of a fish industry company in a small Icelandic coastal town, and various family issues they have to deal with.
The Sea was filmed almost entirely in and around Neskaupstaður.
Gunnar Eyjólfsson as Thórdur
Hilmir Snær Guðnason as Ágúst
Hélène de Fougerolles as Françoise
Kristbjörg Kjeld as Kristín
Herdís Thorvaldsdóttir as Kata
Gudrún Gísladóttir as Ragnheidur
Sven Nordin as Morten
Elva Ósk Ólafsdóttir as Áslaug
Sigurdur Skúlason as Haraldur
Nína Dögg Filippusdóttir as María
Þröstur Leó Gunnarsson as Kalli bumba
The film won eight awards at the Edda Awards, Iceland in 2002 (Best Actor for Gunnar Eyjólfsson, Best Actress for Elva Ósk Ólafsdóttir, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor for Sigurður Skúlason, Best Supporting Actress for Herdís Þorvaldsdóttir, Film of the Year and Professional Category: Sound/Vision), where it was also nominated for 4 more awards. In the same year, it was nominated for the Nordic Council Film Prize and for the Golden Seashell at the San Sebastián International Film Festival. In 2003 it won the FIPRESCI Prize at the Istanbul International Film Festival, where it was also nominated for the Golden Tulip, and the Audience Award at the Tromsø International Film Festival in Norway.