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Heartstone (2016)

Hjartasteinn (original title)
Unrated | | Drama, Romance | 28 December 2016 (Iceland)
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In a fishing village in Iceland, a boy develops feelings for his best friend as his best friend pursues his affections for a girl.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Baldur Einarsson Baldur Einarsson ... Þór
Blær Hinriksson Blær Hinriksson ... Kristján
Diljá Valsdóttir Diljá Valsdóttir ... Beta
Katla Njálsdóttir Katla Njálsdóttir ... Hanna
Jónína Þórdís Karlsdóttir Jónína Þórdís Karlsdóttir ... Rakel
Rán Ragnarsdóttir Rán Ragnarsdóttir ... Hafdís
Nína Dögg Filippusdóttir ... Hulda, Þór's Mother
Sveinn Ólafur Gunnarsson ... Sigurður, Kristján's Father
Nanna Kristín Magnúsdóttir ... Þórdís, Kristján's Mother
Søren Malling ... Sven
Gunnar Jónsson ... Ásgeir
Daniel Hans Erlendsson Daniel Hans Erlendsson ... Haukur
Theodór Pálsson Theodór Pálsson ... Mangi
Sveinn Sigurbjörnsson Sveinn Sigurbjörnsson ... Guðjón
Árni Friðriksson Árni Friðriksson ... Beth's father
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A remote fishing village in Iceland. Teenage boys Thor and Christian experience a turbulent summer as one tries to win the heart of a girl while the other discovers new feelings toward his best friend. When summer ends and the harsh nature of Iceland takes back its rights, it's time to leave the playground and face adulthood. Written by SF Studios

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

Iceland | Denmark

Language:

Icelandic

Release Date:

28 December 2016 (Iceland) See more »

Also Known As:

Heartstone See more »

Filming Locations:

Dyrhóaey, Iceland See more »

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2.35 : 1
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Borgarfjörður Eystri in Eastern Iceland had not been a filming location for any other productions earlier. See more »

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A harsh coming of age film
3 November 2017 | by Gordon-11See all my reviews

This film tells the story of two young boys, who are experiencing and exploring romantic feelings in their Icelandic summer.

Much of the first half of the film portrays violence, bullying and animal cruelty. The antisocial behaviors are quite shocking to me, as I have always imagined the idyllic Iceland to be a peaceful place with nice people. As the turbulence grows, the tension between the children increases. It is sad to see that Thor does not see what is blindingly obvious, and it takes a tragic event to wake him up. This story is a harsh coming of age film.


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