6.1/10
343
5 user 10 critic

Falcons (2002)

Fálkar (original title)
Simon a mysterious man with a past returns to Iceland with the intention to end his no good life. Before he can complete his task he meets a young women DÚA who he believes might be his ... See full summary »
Reviews
4 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Páll is an artistic and sensitive young man. Getting dumped by his girlfriend, Dagny, triggers his descent into madness. We follow him on his way to what seems like inevitable doom; at home... See full summary »

Director: Friðrik Þór Friðriksson
Stars: Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson, Baltasar Kormákur, Hilmir Snær Guðnason
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Old Thorgeir must leave his home far off in the Icelandic 'countryside' and move into a home for senior citizens in Reykjavik. There he meets an old friend from his childhood, Stella. ... See full summary »

Director: Friðrik Þór Friðriksson
Stars: Gísli Halldórsson, Sigríður Hagalín, Baldvin Halldórsson
Djöflaeyjan (1996)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The story of families living in barracks, left by the US Army in Reykjavik at the conclusion of World War II.

Director: Friðrik Þór Friðriksson
Stars: Baltasar Kormákur, Gísli Halldórsson, Sigurveig Jónsdóttir
Brúðguminn (2008)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Jon, a middle-aged professor is going to get married tomorrow, for the second time, to one of his ex-students half his age. But it's not all roses. First, there's his cranky ... See full summary »

Director: Baltasar Kormákur
Stars: Hilmir Snær Guðnason, Margrét Vilhjálmsdóttir, Laufey Elíasdóttir
Cold Fever (1995)
Comedy | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A Japanese businessman travels to Iceland and has a series of misadventures while venturing to a remote area to perform a traditional burial ritual where his parents died several years back.

Director: Friðrik Þór Friðriksson
Stars: Masatoshi Nagase, Lili Taylor, Fisher Stevens
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Niceland is about a young man Jet, living a joyful life working at a factory with his girlfriend who he's deeply in love with.

Director: Friðrik Þór Friðriksson
Stars: Martin Compston, Gary Lewis, Peter Capaldi
Mamma Gógó (2010)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A film director's personal journey experiencing his mother's disappearance into the Alzheimer disease, a film with essential Fridriksson's ingredients, humour, compassion and strong visual style.

Director: Friðrik Þór Friðriksson
Stars: Kristbjörg Kjeld, Hilmir Snær Guðnason, Gunnar Eyjólfsson
Skytturnar (1987)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Two friends, who are experienced whale hunters, decide to settle down in Rekyavik at the end of the whaling season. During a night on the town, the duo lands in a heap of trouble after they... See full summary »

Director: Friðrik Þór Friðriksson
Stars: Thorarinn Oskar Thorarinsson, Eggert Gudmundsson, Harald G. Haraldsson
Bíódagar (1994)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Director: Friðrik Þór Friðriksson
Stars: Örvar Jens Arnarsson, Rúrik Haraldsson, Sigrún Hjálmtýsdóttir
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The mother of an autistic child is determined not to accept the pessimistic prognosis for her son.

Director: Friðrik Þór Friðriksson
Stars: Margrét Dagmar Ericsdóttir, David G. Amaral, Simon Baron-Cohen
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.1/10 X  

Oscar-nominated director Fridrik Thor Fridriksson and co-director Bergur Bernburg helm this lovely documentary portrait of influential Icelandic landscape painter Georg Gudni.

Director: Friðrik Þór Friðriksson
Mávahlátur (2001)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Post-war provincial Iceland: around 1950, Freyja, who'd been a plump teen, returns from America, a widow with a 20-inch waist, seven suitcases of dresses, and a list of who ever wronged or ... See full summary »

Director: Ágúst Guðmundsson
Stars: Margrét Vilhjálmsdóttir, Ugla Egilsdóttir, Heino Ferch
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Simon
Margrét Vilhjálmsdóttir ...
Dúa
...
Cop (as Ingvar E. Sigurðsson)
Magnús Ólafsson ...
Lobbi
Margrét Ólafsdóttir ...
Auntie
Friðrik Friðriksson ...
Young Policeman
Axel Prahl ...
Car Seller
Marisa Calcagno ...
Sabine
Margrét Helga Jóhannsdóttir ...
Barmaid
...
Scarface
Geo von Krogh ...
Man from Salvation Army
Hark Bohm ...
A Man of the World
Guðmundur Ólafsson ...
Doctor
Theodór Júlíusson ...
Bus Driver
Randver Þorláksson ...
Custom's Officer
Edit

Storyline

Simon a mysterious man with a past returns to Iceland with the intention to end his no good life. Before he can complete his task he meets a young women DÚA who he believes might be his daughter. When she gets into trouble with the police Simon represses his death wish and decides to help her out. Together they flee to the city of Hamburg and smuggle with them what used to be the greatest export of the Vikings, an Icelandic Falcon. Their plan is to sell it to wealthy Arabs. Written by Iceman

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

iceland | See All (1) »

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

| | | |

Language:

|

Release Date:

27 September 2002 (Iceland)  »

Also Known As:

Falcons  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

|

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
beautiful pictures of Iceland and brilliant of Margrét Vilhjálmsdóttir
23 April 2006 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

I saw this film in 2003 when I was given the video...I fell in love with it from the first moment on. The story was not so much my cup of tea...but it was told with beautiful pictures.

An Ex-Con who comes to Iceland willing to commit suicide gets solved by his daughter but in the end he has to die for her (in a way). There are just some dialogues --- or better: monologues of Keith Carradine's character Simon --- that come across too "simple".

Even though he is said to be the star of the movie it is actually Margrét Vilhjálmsdóttir. She makes the character of Dúa shine and gives her a slightly mysterious note. The true beauty of this movie lies in Dúa and in the Icelandic scenery of which she is a re-presentation.


2 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?