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Language  Icelandic
6.2/10 IMDb

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Country  Iceland
White Whales (film) movie poster
Director  Friðrik Þor Friðriksson
Writer  Friðrik Þor Friðriksson, Einar Karason
Release date  1987 (1987)

White Whales (orig: Skytturnar ( pronunciation )) the third film directed by Icelandic director Friðrik Þór Friðriksson in 1987. Starring Eggert Guðmundsson, Þórarinn Óskar Þórarinsson, and Eggert Þorleifsson, this film features Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson, Sykurmolarnir, Bubbi Morthens, and MX-21 on the soundtrack. The film was selected as the Icelandic entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 60th Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee.

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Cast

  • Eggert Guðmundsson
  • Þórarinn Óskar Þórarinsson
  • Harald G. Harladsson
  • Karl Guðmundsson
  • Auður Jónsdóttir
  • Eggert Þorleifsson
  • Helgi Björnsson
  • Guðbjörg Thoroddsen
  • Björn Karlsson
  • Hrönn Steingrímsdóttir
  • Þorsteinn Hannesson
  • Baldvin Halldórsson
  • Valdimar Flygenring
  • Briet Héðinsdóttir
  • Plot

    The story starts when two experienced whalers decided to settle down in Reykjavík at the end of the whaling season. While there, they get into trouble and are thrown out of one establishment after another. When events escalated to violence, they break into a weapons shop and steal rifles to confront the police.

    Credits

    Director: Friðrik Þór Friðriksson.
    Producer: Petter J. Borgli and Friðrik Þór Friðriksson.
    Writers: Friðrik Þór Friðriksson and Einar Kárason.
    Cinematography: Ari Kristinsson.
    Edition: Tómas Gíslason and Jens Bidstrup.
    Music performers: Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson, Sykurmolarnir, Bubbi Morthens & MX-21.
    Sound recording: Þorbjörn Erlingsson and Þorvar Hafsteinsson.
    Coincidental music: “Doubt”, “Atmosphere Pt. 1”, “Atmosphere Pt. 2”, “Tension Pt. 1”, “Tension Pt. 2”, “Tension Pt. 3”, “Sorrow”.
    Other tracks: “Batman Theme”, “Car Rock”, “Sweet Jane”, “99th Floor” and “Synist”.
    Note: all track names given in English.

    References

    White Whales (film) Wikipedia
    Skytturnar (film) IMDb White Whales (film) themoviedb.org


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