by Óskar Þór Axelsson
Iceland, Germany, 2023, 102', color
05 December 21:15 - Cineteca Milano Arlecchino

Shortly before her brother disappears without a trace, Kristin, a young Icelandic lawyer, receives a video clip showing him near an old airplane wreck in the Icelandic ice. Before Kristin can fully grasp the meaning of these startling images, she finds herself unexpectedly drawn into the vortex of an international conspiracy. The wreckage turns out to be a German plane from World War II that has been missing for decades, and its cargo is apparently so explosive that it attracts not only unscrupulous criminals but also the attention of CIA Deputy Director William Carr and the cold-blooded German agent, Simon. Both attempt to eliminate Kristin as a supposed eyewitness. Despite being in grave danger, Kristin remains determined to find the wreck, driven by her concern for her brother, and to uncover the secret of the glacier grave.

Marteinn Thórisson
based on the novel by
Arnaldur Indriðason
Árni Filippusson
Gunnar Bjarni Guðbjörnsson
Kristján Loðmfjörð

Frank Hall
production design
Heimir Sverrisson
Sylvía Dögg Halldórsdóttir

Iain Glen
Jack Fox
Vivian Ólafsdóttir
Ólafur Darri Ólafsson
Wotan Wilke Möhring
Elisabeth Clarke Hasters
Kathleen A. Renish
Þröstur Leó Gunnarsson
Annette Badland
Sabine Crossen
Nanna Kristín Magnúsdóttir
Adele Oni

Tinna Proppé
Hilmar Sigurðsson
Anita Elsani
Dirk Schweitzer
Jens Wolf
Neshe Demir
Doris Schrenner

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Óskar Þór Axelsson is a native of Iceland and graduate of NYU’s film program. His NYU graduation film Misty Mountain won three NYU Craft Awards including for directing and was nominated for a Student Academy Award. Axelsson then wrote and directed his feature debut Black‘s Game, which premiered at the Rotterdam International Film Festival in 2012. His next feature, I Remember You, was the no. 1 box office hit of 2017 in Icelandic cinemas. He directed three episodes of the ZDF/BBC co-produced TV series Trapped, which premiered in 2016 to critical and commercial success. In 2019 he directed two episodes of Trapped 2. In 2017 Axelsson directed the TV series Stella Blómkvist. He served as the lead director of the TV series Sanctuary, and in 2020 directed three episodes of the third season of Riviera. In 2021 he directed the second season of Stella Blómkvist. Projects in development include the feature film Falcons Forever, a true story about the first Olympic gold medalists in ice hockey of Icelandic heritage, and The Conspiracy, which Óskar Þór Axelsson is co-writing with Mikael Torfason, partly based on a novel by Eiríkur Bergmann. In addition, he is working on Fear, an original TV series which he created, about two lost teenage souls who decide to become serial killers.

2023 Operation Napoleon
2017 Ég man þig (I Remember You)
2012 Svartur á leik (Black‘s Game)