Jed and Chloe are in their early twenties, in love – and mentally handicapped. When Jed accidentally causes the death of Chloe's cat, which she loves almost as much as Jed, Chloe retreats into silence and loses her will to live. Convinced that there must be something else in life to give it meaning, something that will help revive Chloe's spirit, Jed sets out to find it. Led to believe that a scrap-metal dealer, Max, knows the precious answer, Jed cautiously enters the eccentric world of this solitary man. Yet in spite of the bond of friendship that develops between them, Max remains tight-lipped – even after Chloe falls into a coma and Jed begs him to tell him the secret. All that Max reveals is the tragedy that haunts him and pushes him toward self-destruction. In a moment of raw catharsis, Jed realizes that he, he himself, knows what he's been looking for. Whispering the magic words to Max, Jed saves him from a greater tragedy. Now he must hurry to tell Chloe. But when he arrives at the hospital, her bed is empty.


About the film

  • Type
    Feature Film
  • National Premiere Date
    October 1, 2004
  • Genre
  • Length
    86 min.
  • Language
  • Original Title
  • International Title
  • Production Year
  • Production Countries
    Iceland, England, Denmark, Germany
  • IMDB
  • Website
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant
  • Production Format
  • Aspect Ratio
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  • Sound
  • Screening format and subtitles
    35mm film without sub. - 35mm film with Icelandic sub. - 35 mm film with French sub. - Betacam SP without sub. - DigiBeta without sub. -


  • 2010
    Summer Film School
  • 2010
    Artfilmfest International Film Festival
  • 2010
    Yerevan International Film Festival
  • 2009
    Plus Camerimage Film Festival
  • 2005
    Seattle Int’l Festival
  • 2005
    Cleveland Int’l Festival
  • 2004
    Warsaw Film Festival
  • 2004
    Pusan Int’l Film Festival
  • 2004
    Flanders Int’l Film Festival
  • 2004
    Toronto Film Festival
  • 2004
    Haugesund Film Festival
  • 2004
    Karlovy Vary Film Festival - Award: Nominated for the Crystal Globe.
  • 2004
    Edduverðlaunin / Edda Awards - Award: Best screenplay (Huldar Breiðdfjord). Nominated for Feature Film of the Year.


  • Sam-myndbönd, 2005 - DVD