Íslenska

Place, The

Axel, a promising but lovesick high school student, attempts to drown his sorrows in a night of booze and drug-filled partying until things get violently out of control when a neighbor is nearly beaten to death by his friends. Drunk sick, Axel is wrongfully blamed for the crime. His problems are compounded when he is sent to the notorious Youth Prison of Iceland “The Place” where the head guard abuses Axel in increasingly severe attempts to convince him to accept faith as his salvation. Defiled and at his wit’s end, Axel prepares to take the ultimate revenge. His only hope at escaping this nightmare is to find the phone that proves his innocence.

About the film

  • Type
    Short Film
  • National Premiere Date
    October 3, 2009, Smárabíó
  • Genre
    Drama
  • Length
    22 min.
  • Language
    Icelandic
  • Original Title
    Pleisið
  • International Title
    Place, The
  • Production Year
    2009
  • Production Countries
    Iceland
  • Website
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant
    Yes
  • Production Format
    RED
  • Aspect Ratio
    2.39:1
  • Color
    Yes
  • Sound
    Dolby

Crew

Company Credits

Festivals

  • 2010
    International Short Film Festival
  • 2010
    European Film Festival of Lille
  • 2010
    Cannes Short Film Corner
  • 2010
    Festroia International Film Festival
  • 2010
    Reykjavík International Film Festival
  • 2010
    Nordische Filmtage Lübeck
  • 2009
    Global Cinema Festival