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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:

$641,641, 21 April 2019
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2.35 : 1
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Great movie about both personal and human responsibilities
2 April 2019 | by charliek42See all my reviews

In this age of modernity it is hard to know how to fix any of the problems facing us as a species. Perhaps the largest and most existential threat currently facing humanity is climate change, but how do you combat something that the average person has so little control over? This is the question the film tries to answer, with the protagonist conflicted over choosing whether to address global problems or help make personal change in the life of someone who needs it. It's hard to choose one or the other, though they are not necessarily so different.

The film had a light hearted and whimsical approach to this dilemma which helped ground it and make it more personal. The relatively small scope of the story is refreshing and helps in creating empathy and a real connection towards Halla. The plot at time was a bit hard to logically believe, but given the emotional investment this film earns it is no big deal. Overall this is a great film about the conflict between the personal and the global.


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