Virgin Mountain

  • Iceland
  • Denmark
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Forty-something Fúsi’s greatest joys involve building model airplanes and painting tanks. On a large table he is reconstructing famous World War II battles. The other joys of the world leave this obese metal fan completely cold, and he even still lives with his mother. But then her boyfriend gives him lessons in line-dancing for his birthday. Fúsi doesn’t want to go anywhere but thanks to some bad weather he meets vivacious blonde Sjofn and manages to invite her to his favorite Thai bistro. Virgin Mountain plays out at a calm northern tempo that takes in the slow development of emotion. Although the picture smacks of a love story, director Kári steers clear of superficial kitsch by means of a rigorous script. He is far more interested in the humanistic message, in saving the lives of people who, for one reason or another, have taken on the role of social outsiders. Virgin Mountain screened at the Berlinale and took three awards from the Tribeca festival. (KVIFF)

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  • Original title
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Dagur Kári
  • Cast
    Gunnar Jónsson, Ilmur Kristjánsdóttir, Sigurjón Kjartansson, Franziska Una Dagsdóttir, Margrét Helga Jóhannsdóttir, Arnar Jónsson, Þórir Sæmundsson, Walter Geir Grímsson, Halldór Halldórsson, Friðrik Friðriksson
  • DOP
    Rasmus Videbæk
  • Editing
    Olivier Bugge Coutté, Andri Steinn
  • Music
  • Duration
    96 min (91+ min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Iceland
    • Denmark
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Distribution
  • Festivals
    • Berlinale
    • Tribeca
    • Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
  • Awards
    • Best Narrative Feature- Tribeca
    • Best Screenplay - Tribeca
    • Nordic Council Film Prize 2015 is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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