Thicker Than Water

Peter and Asta are happily married and have a ten-year-old son, Orn. They are expecting their second child when Peter discovers Orn isn’t his biological son. Peter confronts Asta and realizes she has kept this secret throughout their whole marriage. Peter is heartbroken and his first reaction is to walk out on his family.

Peter seeks solace with this young secretary, which quickly turns into a love affair. The affair forces Peter to realize his own imperfections. Is this new lifestyle what he really wants? Can he forgive Asta and resume the role of Orn's father? Peter's struggle impacts everyone around him. Realizing his love for Asta and how much he has hurt Orn, Peter is finally able to overcome his pride and reunite his family.

About the film

  • Type
    Feature Film
  • National Premiere Date
    February 25, 2006
  • Genre
  • Length
    87 min.
  • Language
  • Original Title
  • International Title
    Thicker Than Water
  • Production Year
  • Production Countries
  • IMDB
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant
  • Production Format
  • Aspect Ratio
  • Color
  • Sound
  • Screening format and subtitles
    35mm film with English sub. - DigiBeta with English sub. -

Company Credits


  • 2010
    Polish Film Festival in Gdynia
  • 2006
    Edda Award - Award: Nominated for Feature Film of the Year. Nominated for Director of the Year. Nominated for Actor of the Year in a Leading Role (Hilmar Jónsson). Nominated for Actress of the Year in a Supporting Role (Laufey Elíasdóttir). Nominated for Screenplay of the Year (Árni Ólafur Ásgeirsson, Jón Atli Jónasson, Denijal Hasanovic).
  • 2006
    Mannheim-Heidelberg International Filmfestival - Award: Won Special Prize of the Jury and was nominated for Main Award of Mannheim-Heidelberg
  • 2006
    Thessaloniki Film Festival - Award: Nominated for Golden Alexander
  • ????
    American Scandinavian House
  • ????
    Scandinavian Film Festival Los Angeles


  • Pegasus Pictures, 2006 - DVD