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by Gísli Snaer Erlingsson


Boas, the 11-year-old son of a priest, lives in a village by the North Sea. The fishermen have not been able to put out to sea and provisions for the villagers are dangerously low. One day Boas sees a strange creature on an ice flow and he believes it to be a demon. One night the villagers decide to hunt for the creature, but the shots fired by the hunters set off a mighty avalanche. The "creature" though is just a dark-skinned boy who speaks a strange language...

international title: IKINGUT
original title: IKINGUT
country: Iceland, Denmark, Norway
sales agent: La Fête (CA)
year: 2000
genre: fiction
directed by: Gísli Snaer Erlingsson
film run: 87'
release date: DK 26/10/2001, SE 26/10/2002, NO 07/09/2001, FR 26/02/2003
screenplay: Jón Steinar Ragnarsson
cast: Hjalti Rúnar Jónsson, Hans Tittus Nakinge & Pálmi Gestsson
cinematography by: Gísli Snaer Erlingsson
film editing: Sigvaldi J. Kárason & Skule Eriksen
art director: Jón Steinar Ragnarsson
costumes designer: Þórunn Sveinsdóttir
producer: Fridrik Thór Fridriksson, Hrönn Kristinsdóttir
production: Icelandic Film Corporation, Filmhuset, Zentropa Entertainments
distributor: Øst for Paradis (DK); Scandinavian Entertainment Group (NO) Folkets Bio (SE); EuroZoom (FR)
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