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The Original Icelandic version of the new Mark Wahlberg Action/Thriller Contraband.
An Icelandic crime thriller with the gloss stripped away - leaving a bleak, sad and despairing narrative - director Oskar Jonasson's Reykjavik-Rotterdam hones in on a down-and-outer at the very end of his rope. For Kristofer (Baltasar Kormakur) life has been little more than a never ending series of failures and disappointments. Among other things, he made the colossal mistake of smuggling alcohol during his tenure as a shipworker - a little stunt that promptly landed him behind bars. Now, following release, he struggles to pull his life together while working as a security guard and continually attempts to support his family. Then the opportunity arises for Kristofer to do one final tour on a freighter running from Reykjavik, Iceland, to Rotterdam, Holland. Kristofer initially embraces the opportunity to work with his old friends once again - little foreseeing the malestorm of crime into which this move will plunge him. At the time of release, some English language sources misleadingly categorized this film as a comedy. As the above synopsis indicates, nothing could be further from the truth.
Actors Baltasar Kormákur, Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson, Lilja Nótt Þórarinsdóttir, Þröstur Leó Gunnarsson, Victor Löw, Jörundur Ragnarsson, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Theodór Júlíusson, Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson & Pálmi Kormákur Baltasarsson Director Óskar Jónasson Certificate 15 years and over Year 2008 Languages Icelandic Subtitles English
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