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Atomic Station
Atomic Station

Atomic Station

A young country girl comes to post-war Reykjavik to work as a maid. She becomes emotionally involved with her attractive middle-aged employer and finds it hard to choose between him and her boyfriend.

Synopsis

Atomic Station is based on a novel by Nobel prize-winning author, Halldór Laxness, and shot in both Icelandic and English. A beautiful and intelligent young country girl comes to post-war Reykjavik to work as a maid in a prominent citizen's home while studying music. She becomes emotionally involved with her attractive middle-aged employer and finds it hard to choose between him and her boyfriend, a younger more idealistic man. Her story is told against a background of intrigue, in which politicians secretly negotiate the establishment of a foreign nuclear base.

About the film

  • Type: Feature Film
  • National Premiere Date: March 3, 1984
  • Genre: Drama
  • Length: 98 min.
  • Language: Icelandic
  • Original Title: Atómstöðin
  • International Title: Atomic Station
  • Production Year: 1984
  • Production Countries: Iceland
  • IMDB: Atomic Station
  • Website: www.kvikmynd.com/Atomstoin.html
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant: Yes
  • Based on a : Novel
  • Antecendent Title: Atom Station
  • Production Format: 35mm
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
  • Color: Yes
  • Sound: Dolby
  • Screening format and subtitles: 35mm film with English sub. - 35 mm film with French sub. -

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Festivals

  • Chicago International Film Festival, 1985
  • Valladolid International Film Festival, 1985
  • Helsinki International Film Festival, 1985
  • Cannes Internation Film Festival, Director's Fortnight, 1984 - Award: Directors Fortnight
  • Taormina Film Fest, 1984
  • Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, 1984
  • Nordische Filmtage Lubeck, 1984
  • International Film Festival of Flanders-Ghent, 1984

Television distribution

  • Iceland: RÚV, 1992

Releases

  • Námsgagnastofnun, 1984 - VHS

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