Little Trip to Heaven, A

After a suspicious fatal car accident in Hastings where the identity of the victim was forged, the Quality Life insurance company sends their smart investigator Abe Holt to identify the body. The unique beneficiary of the one million dollars death benefit is the sister of the victim, Isold, who lives with her son Thor and her husband Fred in a poor cabin in the middle of nowhere. Along the investigation, Abe discloses the truth about the fraud, but feels sorry for Isold and Thor and tries to help them with tragic consequences.


About the film

  • Type
    Feature Film
  • National Premiere Date
    December 26, 2005
  • Genre
  • Length
    85 min.
  • Language
  • Original Title
    Little Trip to Heaven, A
  • International Title
    Little Trip to Heaven, A
  • Production Year
  • Production Countries
    Iceland, United States
  • IMDB
  • Website
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant
  • Production Format
  • Aspect Ratio
  • Color
  • Sound
  • Screening format and subtitles
    35mm film with English sub. - DigiBeta without sub. -


  • 2006
    Edduverðlaunin / Edda Awards - Award: Sound and Music of the Year (music: Mugison, also awarded for the music of Jar City). Art Direction of the Year (Cinematography: Óttar Guðnason). Nominated for Art Direction of the Year (Designer: Karl Júlíusson). N
  • 2006
    Sundance Film Festival
  • 2006
    International Film Festival Rotterdam
  • 2006
    Göteborg Film Festival - Award: Critic´s Prize
  • 2006
    Cognac International Thriller Film Festival - Award: Critic´s Prize (FIPRESCI)
  • 2005
    Toronto International Film Festival


  • Palomar Pictures, 2005 - DVD
  • Sena, 2005 - DVD