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Children of Nature (1991)

Börn náttúrunnar (original title)
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 »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gísli Halldórsson Gísli Halldórsson ... Þorgeir
Sigríður Hagalín Sigríður Hagalín ... Stella
Baldvin Halldórsson Baldvin Halldórsson ... Varðstjóri
Björn Karlsson Björn Karlsson ... Drunk man
Bruno Ganz ... Engill
Bryndis Petra Bragadóttir Bryndis Petra Bragadóttir ... Woman in the Night (as Bryndís Petra Bragadóttir)
Egill Ólafsson ... Cop
Eiríkur Guðmundsson Eiríkur Guðmundsson ... Línumaður
Guðbrandur Gíslason Guðbrandur Gíslason ... Director
Hafliði Magnússon Hafliði Magnússon ... Foreman
Hallmar Sigurðsson Hallmar Sigurðsson ... Þorlákur
Hallur Hallsson Hallur Hallsson ... News Man
Karl Jónatansson Karl Jónatansson ... Harmonikkuleikari
Jóhann Sigurðsson Jóhann Sigurðsson ... Lögregluþjónn
Jón Ólafsson Jón Ólafsson ... Singer
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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. Thorgeir soon becomes unhappy living there and together with Stella he steals a jeep. Together they leave the city for Stella's old home in northwestern Iceland. A drama who asks us: how important is it to have a long life if you have to leave everything that has a meaning for you? Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Sometimes a first love becomes a last love

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Iceland | Norway | Germany

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Release Date:

1 August 1991 (Iceland) See more »

Also Known As:

A természet gyermekei See more »

Filming Locations:

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Dolby

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Color
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Iceland's official submission to the 1992's Oscar in the Best Foreign Language Film category. See more »

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A road movie into the past
6 November 2011 | by lcpessotiSee all my reviews

I would like to say that I was very happy to know that the middle name of the director is Thor. It is pretty difficult for us, Brazilians, to deal with the Icelandic characters. This is the director's second film I've seen. The first was MammaGogó and I translated both subtitles from English into Portuguese. I know we loose a lot in translating from one language to another, guess when we have to go through two translations! So, I am taking into consideration that I lost a lot from the original idea of the director. My feeling was that he had an excellent material, a road movie with two elders, who don't't have any longer the right to leave their own lives as they wish (well, one, the other was somewhat resigned to his fate). The film could be more profound as it is a problem faced overall the world, but he chose to make it naive. I don't't blame his choice, otherwise the two nice couple wouldn't walk one meter before been stopped and probably arrested. I congratulated with the director because he was audacious enough to bring up a subject that many people rather ignore. I am not an expert in Icelandic filmography and I surely will look forward to watch "Cold Fever", mentioned by one of the reviewers, and I would like to emphasize that he used elements of Icelandic folklore in order to help those fugitives who believed in such elements. It was just a matter of tradition and culture. My guessing.


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