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Thicker Than Water
Thicker Than Water

Thicker Than Water

Peter and Asta are happily married and have a ten-year-old son, Orn. They are expecting their second child when Peter discovers Orn isn’t his biological son. Peter's struggle impacts everyone around him. Realizing his love for Asta and how much he has hurt Orn, Peter is finally able to overcome his pride and reunite his family.

Synopsis

Peter and Asta are happily married and have a ten-year-old son, Orn. They are expecting their second child when Peter discovers Orn isn’t his biological son. Peter confronts Asta and realizes she has kept this secret throughout their whole marriage. Peter is heartbroken and his first reaction is to walk out on his family.

Peter seeks solace with this young secretary, which quickly turns into a love affair. The affair forces Peter to realize his own imperfections. Is this new lifestyle what he really wants? Can he forgive Asta and resume the role of Orn's father? Peter's struggle impacts everyone around him. Realizing his love for Asta and how much he has hurt Orn, Peter is finally able to overcome his pride and reunite his family.

About the film

  • Type: Feature Film
  • National Premiere Date: February 25, 2006
  • Genre: Drama
  • Length: 87 min.
  • Language: Icelandic
  • Original Title: Blóðbönd
  • International Title: Thicker Than Water
  • Production Year: 2006
  • Production Countries: Iceland
  • IMDB: Thicker Than Water
  • Website: http://www.pegasus.is/features/released_1/thicker-than-water.html
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant: Yes
  • Production Format: 35mm
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Color: Yes
  • Sound: Dolby
  • Screening format and subtitles: 35mm film with English sub. - DigiBeta with English sub. -

Crew

Cast

Company Credits

Festivals

  • Polish Film Festival in Gdynia, 2010
  • Edda Award, 2006 - Award: Nominated for Feature Film of the Year. Nominated for Director of the Year. Nominated for Actor of the Year in a Leading Role (Hilmar Jónsson). Nominated for Actress of the Year in a Supporting Role (Laufey Elíasdóttir). Nominated for Screenplay of the Year (Árni Ólafur Ásgeirsson, Jón Atli Jónasson, Denijal Hasanovic).
  • Mannheim-Heidelberg International Filmfestival, 2006 - Award: Won Special Prize of the Jury and was nominated for Main Award of Mannheim-Heidelberg
  • Thessaloniki Film Festival, 2006 - Award: Nominated for Golden Alexander
  • American Scandinavian House
  • Scandinavian Film Festival Los Angeles

Releases

  • Pegasus Pictures, 2006 - DVD

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