30.09. - 09.10.2021

Cruelty Iceland 2016 | 105 min | OV with English subtitles | Colour | FF 2017

Anton Sigurðsson

With his debut Grafir & Bein [Graves & Bones] of 2014, ANTON SIGURÐSSON (*1987) was the youngest feature director in the history of Icelandic cinema. Cruelty was seen by more than 20,000 people, a very high figure for Iceland.

rated for 0 + years
The peace and quiet of Reykjavik are shaken when two sisters aged 7 and 10 are found brutally murdered. Against her will, Inspector Edda Davíðsdóttir is put in the same team as her older colleague Schram and tasked with solving the murder. The two police officers work their way through a list of suspects who are already known to the police as sex offenders. While doing so, Edda comes across a name she knows well: her own autistic brother. Cruelty is a superbly photographed and cleverly constructed Nordic thriller, which constantly turns up new leads and keeps its audience guessing until the end and was a box-office hit in Iceland.
Original title: Grimmd
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: Icelandic
Section: Eurovisuell
Language and subtitles: OV with English subtitles
Director: Anton Sigurðsson
Screenplay: Anton Sigurðsson
Cast: Margrét Vilhjálmsdóttir, Sveinn Ólafur Gunnarsson, Pétur Óskar Sigurðsson, Salome R. Gunnarsdottir, Júlíana Sara Gunnarsdóttir, Dofri Hermannsson, Atli Rafn Sigurðsson, Hannes Óli Ágústsson
Producer: Erlingur Jack Guðmundsson, Haraldur Bender, Jói Björnsson, Anton Sigurðsson
Director of Photography: Árni Filuppusson
Music: Kristján Sturla Bjarnason
Production Design: Halla Þórlaug Óskarsdóttir
Editor: Ragnar Vald Ragnarsson
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales: LevelK
Production: Virgo Films
Contact: Anton Sigurðsson, Virgo Films:; Haraldur Bender, Virgo Films:


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