Beyond Strength
Beyond Strength

Beyond Strength

Story of an Icelandic outsider with unprecedented and unexplainable supernatural abilities.


The story of Reynir Örn Leósson, who became famous in Iceland in the 70's for being the strongest man in the world. With supernatural strength and his connection to god, Reynir achieved phenomenal things and his world records still stand today. His harsh childhood
shaped him into a man with dark secrets, an abusive alcoholic, desperately trying to get recognition from society all his life.

About the film

  • Type: Documentary
  • National Premiere Date: November 10, 2017, Smárabíó
  • Length: 87 min.
  • Language: Icelandic
  • Original Title: Reynir Sterki
  • International Title: Beyond Strength
  • Production Year: 2017
  • Production Countries: Iceland
  • IMDB: Beyond Strength
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant: Yes
  • Production Format: HD
  • Sound: Dolby Digital
  • Screening format and subtitles: DCP



Company Credits


  • Nordisk Panorama Film Festival, 2018
  • Noordelijik Film Festival, Holland, 2018

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