Iceland, 2006, 93 Minute Running Time
Additional Countries: Germany, Denmark
Genre/Subjects: Based on a Book, Crime, Detective/Mystery, Foreign
Language: Icelandic English Sub-Titles
ENDS Thursday, June 19
An elderly man is found murdered in his basement flat. Inspector Erlendur and his crew don’t have much to go by in the investigation, but a photograph of a young girl’s grave gives them a lead. They discover that many years ago the victim was accused, though not convicted, of horrible crimes. Did the old man’s past come back to haunt him? As Erlendur reopens this very cold case, he follows a trail of unusual forensic evidence, uncovering secrets that are much larger than the murder of one old man – with clues knit into the genetic bloodline of an entire country.
Based on the novel MÝRIN by Arnaldur Indridason, winner of the Scandinavian crime writers’ Glass Key Award in 2002.
DIRECTOR: Baltasar Kormakur
US Distributor: IFC Films
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