Simon, who has taken too many punches from this world and has done too much time in U.S. prisons, returns to his ancestral homeland, Iceland, resigned to do himself in. Before he can complete the task, he meets Dúa, a free spirit he believes may well be his daughter.


Simon rescues Dúa from a close scrape with the law and together they escape to Hamburg, smuggling an Icelandic falcon - once the most prized export of the Vikings. Their plan is to sell it to a wealthy Arab. A great idea - until they try it.

Fridrik Thor Fridriksson delivers a subtle and poetic film in the league of his own classics Movie Days, Cold Fever and Devil´s Island. Seemingly as remote as the Icelandic setting, charismatic connoisseur actor Keith Carradine is in command of every scene and lends his character a calm but powerful presence.

About the film

  • Type: Feature Film
  • National Premiere Date: September 27, 2002, Háskólabíó
  • Genre: Drama, Thriller
  • Length: 95 min.
  • Language: Icelandic, English
  • Original Title: Fálkar
  • International Title: Falcons
  • Production Year: 2002
  • Production Countries: Iceland, Norway, Germany, France, United Kingdom
  • IMDB: Falcons
  • Website:
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant: Yes
  • Production Format: 35mm
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Color: Yes
  • Sound: Dolby Digital
  • Subtitles: 35mm w. English sub. DCP w. English and Greman sub.
  • Screening format and subtitles: 35mm film with English sub. -35 mm film with French sub. - DCP with English and German sub in production.



Company Credits


  • Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, 2018
  • Pula Film Festival, 2014
  • Artfilmfest International Film Festival, 2010
  • Summer Film School, 2010
  • Festival Intertational Mar del Plata, 2009
  • Plus Camerimage Film Festival, 2009
  • Edduverðlaunin / Edda Awards, 2002 - Award: Nominated for Feature Film of the Year. Nominated for Actor of the Year in a Leading Role. Nominated for Cinematography of the Year (Harald Paalgarrd).


  • Sam-myndbönd, 2003 - VHS

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