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Hrafn Gunnlaugsson

Hin helgu vé (The Sacred Mound)

Edition 1994
84' - 1993 - Drama - Dialogue: Icelandic
Director: Hrafn Gunnlaugsson Composer: Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson With: Steinþór Rafn Matthíasson, Alda Sigurðardóttir, Helgi Skúlason
The seven-year-old Gestur lives with his mother in a typical town environment. The micro-wave is as familiar to him as his computer games. One day he is sent to a farm on a remote island, when his mother has to go abroad on business. On the island he gets to know Helga, who seems willing to take on a mother's role. But the boy is reaching an age of sexual awareness and instead of regarding her as a mother figure, he falls obsessively in love with her. His feelings soon become so strong that he cannot stand the thought of another man taking his '"girlfriend" away from him.

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Hrafn Gunnlaugsson


Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson


Steinþór Rafn Matthíasson, Alda Sigurðardóttir, Helgi Skúlason


Hrafn Gunnlaugsson, Bo Jonsson

Director of Photography

Per Källberg


Hrafn Gunnlaugsson, Viðar Víkingsson


Hrafn Gunnlaugsson, Bo Jonsson

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Countries of production

Iceland, Sweden



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