The Sea (2002 film)
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The Sea, (Icelandic: Hafið (pronunciation (help·info))), is a 2002 Icelandic film, directed by Baltasar Kormákur. The film tells the story of a wealthy Icelandic family, owners of a fish industry company in a small Icelandic coastal town, and various family issues they have to deal with.
|Directed by||Baltasar Kormákur|
|Written by||Olafur Haukur Símonarson (play)|
Hilmir Snær Guðnason
Hélène de Fougerolles
|Edited by||Valdís Óskarsdóttir|
|Country||Iceland / France / Norway|
|Language||Icelandic / Norwegian / English|
The Sea was filmed almost entirely in and around Neskaupstaður.
- Gunnar Eyjólfsson as Thórdur
- Hilmir Snær Guðnason as Ágúst
- Hélène de Fougerolles as Françoise
- Kristbjörg Kjeld as Kristín
- Herdís Thorvaldsdóttir as Kata
- Gudrún Gísladóttir as Ragnheidur
- Sven Nordin as Morten
- Elva Ósk Ólafsdóttir as Áslaug
- Sigurdur Skúlason as Haraldur
- Nína Dögg Filippusdóttir as María
- Þröstur Leó Gunnarsson as Kalli bumba
The film won eight awards at the Edda Awards, Iceland in 2002 (Best Actor for Gunnar Eyjólfsson, Best Actress for Elva Ósk Ólafsdóttir, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor for Sigurður Skúlason, Best Supporting Actress for Herdís Þorvaldsdóttir, Film of the Year and Professional Category: Sound/Vision), where it was also nominated for 4 more awards. In the same year, it was nominated for the Nordic Council Film Prize and for the Golden Seashell at the San Sebastián International Film Festival. In 2003 it won the FIPRESCI Prize at the Istanbul International Film Festival, where it was also nominated for the Golden Tulip, and the Audience Award at the Tromsø International Film Festival in Norway.