Star Baltasar Kormákur in person!

Just re-made by Hollywood as the mega-hit Contraband (directed by Baltasar Kormákur, star of Reykjavík Rotterdam), this international sensation seamlessly combines an affecting family drama with a razor’s edge crime thriller.  Fresh from a stint in prison, Christopher (Kormákur) tries to start a new life while patching up his relationship with his wife. But when he discovers that his thick-headed brother-in-law has crossed the mob in a smuggling deal, and now owes an insane amount of money, Christopher has no choice but to return to the criminal life, getting a job on board a ship with the hope of relieving it of some of its cargo. An engaging cat-and-mouse game, with some affectionate hat-tips to the films that inspired it.

  • Directed By Óskar Jónasson
  • 2008
  • Iceland/Germany/Netherlands
  • 35mm
  • 88 minutes