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Wrestling

Iceland, 2007 (MIFF 2007)

Director: Grimur Hakonarson

Wrestling

A cinematic peek into a harsh, forbidding landscape. Each shot is so perfectly composed that it is a journey and a story in itself. When the drill finally breaks through the rock, signalling the euphoric end of the tunnel it is also the end of a friendship. A glimmer of light in the darkness is the perfect visual metaphor for two men wrestling with the challenges of their constrictive world.

D/S/P Grimur Hakonarson WS Hark Film L Icelandic (with English subtitles) TD video/col/2007/20mins

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