A film about self-destruction, romance, and everlasting friendship: Ossy and Jimmy are childhood friends from Copenhagen and together they share an experience of a wild life in Thailand. Some years ago Jimmy gave that life up and settled in Iceland, where he now lives the life of ordinary people: a steady job, a wife, and a child. One day Ossy - carrying a deadly secret and in great need of his former confidante - suddenly turns up in Iceland. Jimmy doesn't appreciate the confrontation with his past and he does what he can to deport his old friend. Ossy responds with a vengeance and disrupts Jimmy's peaceful family life. Desperate and for want of ridding himself of Ossy, Jimmy agrees to sell a small portion of heroin for him, but the plan backfires. While Jimmy desperately tries to keep his family together, Ossy plunges into deep water, and ends beaten-up in the Icelandic desert, where he is found by the angelic and beautiful girl Jóna.

About the film

  • Type
    Feature Film
  • National Premiere Date
    August 7, 1998
  • Genre
  • Language
    Icelandic, Danish, English
  • Original Title
  • International Title
  • Production Year
  • Production Countries
    Iceland, Denmark
  • IMDB
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant
  • Color

Company Credits


  • 1999
    Robert Festival - Award: Nominated for Best Actor (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) and Best Original Score (Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson).
  • 1999
    Salerno International Film Festival - Award: Nominated for Grand Prix.