Foxtrot is an action thriller which examines the personal conflict between two young men trapped in a situation which in the space of 24 hours becomes unbearable. As the tight suspense-filled dialogue engages the audience, the relationship between the two half-brothers deteriorates. The story builds up to the attempted rape and murder of a hitchhiker during the transport of a security cargo.


The main location of Foxtrot is the south coast of Iceland, where the surrealistic blend of volcanic sand flats, iceberg formations and glacial highlands actively contributes to the development of the film's explosive plot. Foxtrot's psychological subject-matter is relevant to everyone in modern society, and the special manner of presentation brings it forth in an unusually crisp and emotionally effective way. The themes include how it feels to be young, the need to bridge the gap separating one from a relative where the relationship ought to be close, to idolize someone, to take responsibility for one's own, and sometimes others actions - and the ultimate pain and strength that may be required to grow up into an adult.

About the film

  • Type: Feature Film
  • National Premiere Date: August 25, 1988
  • Genre: Thriller
  • Length: 97 min.
  • Language: Icelandic
  • Original Title: Foxtrot
  • International Title: Foxtrot
  • Production Year: 1988
  • Production Countries: Iceland, Norway, Sweden
  • IMDB: Foxtrot
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant: Yes
  • Production Format: 35mm
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
  • Color: Yes
  • Sound: Dolby Stereo
  • Screening format and subtitles: 35mm film with English sub. - 35mm film without sub. -



Company Credits

Television distribution

  • Iceland: RÚV, 1993


  • Frost Film, 1988 - VHS

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