Simon rescues Dúa from a close scrape with the law and together they escape to Hamburg, smuggling an Icelandic falcon - once the most prized export of the Vikings. Their plan is to sell it to a wealthy Arab. A great idea - until they try it.

Fridrik Thor Fridriksson delivers a subtle and poetic film in the league of his own classics Movie Days, Cold Fever and Devil´s Island. Seemingly as remote as the Icelandic setting, charismatic connoisseur actor Keith Carradine is in command of every scene and lends his character a calm but powerful presence.


About the film

  • Type
    Feature Film
  • National Premiere Date
    September 27, 2002, Háskólabíó
  • Genre
    Drama, Thriller
  • Length
    95 min.
  • Language
    Icelandic, English
  • Original Title
  • International Title
  • Production Year
  • Production Countries
    Iceland, Norway, Germany, France, United Kingdom
  • IMDB
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant
  • Production Format
  • Aspect Ratio
  • Color
  • Sound
    Dolby Digital
  • Subtitles
    35mm w. English sub. DCP w. English and Greman sub.
  • Screening format and subtitles
    35mm film with English sub. -35 mm film with French sub. - DCP with English and German sub in production.


  • 2018
    Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival
  • 2014
    Pula Film Festival
  • 2010
    Artfilmfest International Film Festival
  • 2010
    Summer Film School
  • 2009
    Festival Intertational Mar del Plata
  • 2009
    Plus Camerimage Film Festival
  • 2002
    Edduverðlaunin / Edda Awards - Award: Nominated for Feature Film of the Year. Nominated for Actor of the Year in a Leading Role. Nominated for Cinematography of the Year (Harald Paalgarrd).


  • Sam-myndbönd, 2003 - VHS