Big Rescue, The
Big Rescue, The

Big Rescue, The

When Sveppi’s best friend Villi is kidnapped by the bad guys he takes upon himself to save him.


Sveppi and Villi have been the best friends since they remember. What Sveppi lacks Villi makes up for with his intelligence. But that’s exactly what gets him in trouble when he starts fiddling with an old radio transmitter his grandfather gave him; he stumbles upon some strange voices. He witnesses the evil plans of the bad guys who notice that something is fishy and kidnaps him. Sveppi accidentally sees recording of the incident on Villi’s computer but when he tries to explain what happened, the grownups don’t believe him. Frustrated with the big people he takes it upon himself to find and rescue Villi and an incredible adventure takes place.

About the film

  • Type: Feature Film
  • National Premiere Date: September 18, 2009
  • Genre: Family, Comedy
  • Language: Icelandic
  • Original Title: Algjör Sveppi og leitin að Villa
  • International Title: Big Rescue, The
  • Production Year: 2009
  • Production Countries: Iceland
  • IMDB: Big Rescue, The
  • Website:
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant: Yes
  • Production Format: 35mm
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Color: Yes
  • Sound: Dolby Surround
  • Screening format and subtitles: DCP with English sub. -



Company Credits


  • Berlin International Film Festival, 2010
  • Edduverðlaunin / Edda Awards, 2010 - Award: Children's Material of the Year
  • Haifa International Film Festival, 2010
  • Nordische Filmtage Lübeck, 2010

Television distribution

  • Iceland: Stöð 2, 2010
  • Iceland: Stöð 2, 2011

Cinema distribution

  • Iceland: Sambíóin Álfabakka, 2009
  • Iceland: Sambíóin Kringlunni, 2009
  • Iceland: Sambíóin Akureyri, 2009
  • Iceland: Bíó Paradís, 2011


  • Samfilm, 2009 - dvd
  • Hreyfimyndasmiðjan ehf, 2009 - dvd

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