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Woman at War (2018)

Kona fer í stríð (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Drama, Thriller | 22 May 2018 (Iceland)
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Halla becomes a determined environmental activist, but this threatens a long-held hope of hers.
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Credited cast:
Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir ... Halla / Ása
Jóhann Sigurðarson Jóhann Sigurðarson ... Sveinbjörn
Juan Camillo Roman Estrada Juan Camillo Roman Estrada ... Juan Camillo
Jörundur Ragnarsson ... Baldvin
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sólveig Arnarsdóttir Sólveig Arnarsdóttir
Gunnar Bersi Björnsson ... President's Bodyguard
Helga Braga Jónsdóttir Helga Braga Jónsdóttir ... Prison guard
Charlotte Bøving Charlotte Bøving ... Woman at adoption agency
Iryna Danyleiko Iryna Danyleiko ... Ukrainian choir singer
Vala Kristin Eiriksdottir ... Stefania
Magnús Trygvason Eliassen Magnús Trygvason Eliassen ... Drummer
Saga Garðarsdóttir ... Police officer 1
Jón Gnarr ... President of the Republic of Iceland
Galyna Goncharenko Galyna Goncharenko ... Ukrainian choir singer
Omar Gudjonsson Omar Gudjonsson ... Sousaphone player
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Halla, a woman in her forties, declares war on the local aluminum industry to prevent it from disfiguring her country. She risks all she has to protect the highlands of Iceland-but the situation could change with the unexpected arrival of a small orphan in her life. Written by Hugo Van Herpe

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Action | Drama | Thriller

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Iceland | France | Ukraine

Release Date:

22 May 2018 (Iceland) See more »

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Budget:

€2,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,370, 3 March 2019, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$590,615, 18 April 2019
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2.35 : 1
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Quirky Icelandic dramedy scores points on message, character and style
13 March 2019 | by lotekguy-1See all my reviews

One of the great joys of reviewing is finding the occasional "sleeper" that unfolds as much more of a gem than expected. This quirky dramedy, that's earned a number of festival nominations and awards here and in Europe, comes from Iceland. Their exports to the U.S. rarely include films, but this one could start more of a trend.

The heroine is a middle-aged chorus director in a small town who becomes a latter-day Zorro by sabotaging a local aluminum factory that's ruining the environment. Her methods are quite impressive, as she mostly acts alone to preserve anonymity. She has her own "particular set of skills" for wreaking havoc on machinery without harm to people, while otherwise seeming to be the last person anyone would suspect.

I'll save the rest of the plot and characters so you can watch with a slate nearly as blank as mine was. Put one in the plus column for the script's making its points about protecting one's environment without ever becoming preachy or melodramatic. Take note, Mr. Gore.

The unusual method of intertwining the score with plot movement is wonderfully clever, adding greatly to the droll comic tone that makes this work. The titular warrior plays her part with a perfectly understated performance, befitting the settings and premise. Iceland's barren landscapes might not inspire waves of tourists to flock there, but this film certainly raises curiosity about what else we have yet to savor from its version of Hollywood.


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