Big Rescue, The

Sveppi and Villi have been the best friends since they remember. What Sveppi lacks Villi makes up for with his intelligence. But that’s exactly what gets him in trouble when he starts fiddling with an old radio transmitter his grandfather gave him; he stumbles upon some strange voices. He witnesses the evil plans of the bad guys who notice that something is fishy and kidnaps him. Sveppi accidentally sees recording of the incident on Villi’s computer but when he tries to explain what happened, the grownups don’t believe him. Frustrated with the big people he takes it upon himself to find and rescue Villi and an incredible adventure takes place.

About the film

  • Type
    Feature Film
  • National Premiere Date
    September 18, 2009
  • Genre
    Family, Comedy
  • Language
  • Original Title
    Algjör Sveppi og leitin að Villa
  • International Title
    Big Rescue, The
  • Production Year
  • Production Countries
  • IMDB
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant
  • Production Format
  • Aspect Ratio
  • Color
  • Sound
    Dolby Surround
  • Screening format and subtitles
    DCP with English sub. -

Company Credits


  • 2010
    Berlin International Film Festival
  • 2010
    Haifa International Film Festival
  • 2010
    Nordische Filmtage Lübeck
  • 2010
    Edduverðlaunin / Edda Awards - Award: Children's Material of the Year

Television distribution

  • Iceland
    Stöð 2, 2010
  • Iceland
    Stöð 2, 2011

Cinema distribution

  • Iceland
    Sambíóin Álfabakka, 2009
  • Iceland
    Sambíóin Kringlunni, 2009
  • Iceland
    Sambíóin Akureyri, 2009
  • Iceland
    Bíó Paradís, 2011


  • Samfilm, 2009 - dvd
  • Hreyfimyndasmiðjan ehf, 2009 - dvd