Inter Nos

Inter Nos is Hrafn Gunnlaugsson's second full-length feature film and like the first is based on his own original script. Unlike his earlier films, it presents an attempt to break up the traditional storyline and stretch the visual language to the utmost. Acclaimed by some film critics (Le Monde), others have considered it a perfect flop. The film tells the story of Benjamin Eiriksson, a middle-aged man, who has reached a cross-road in his life. A pioneer in engineering, who has achieved all the goals open to him in his profession. A respected father and loving husband, his heart is now silent. His children are leaving home, his wife is estranged from him. The vast power-stations, once the proud symbols of his ingenuity and creativity, now appear merely stark monuments to vanity and futility. Craving love, friendship, understanding, he tries to make a fresh start, in search of a life of adventure, a life with meaning.

About the film

  • Type
    Feature Film
  • National Premiere Date
    August 14, 1982
  • Genre
  • Length
    94 min.
  • Language
  • Original Title
    Okkar á milli: Í hita og þunga dagsins
  • International Title
    Inter Nos
  • Production Year
  • Production Countries
  • IMDB
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant
  • Production Format
  • Aspect Ratio
  • Color
  • Sound
    Dolby Stereo

Company Credits


  • 1983
    Academy Awards - Award: The Icelandic entry for best foreign language film.
  • ????
    Scandinavian Today

Television distribution

  • Iceland
    RÚV, 1990


  • Bergvík, [án árs] - VHS