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by Marteinn Thorsson


When Böddi returns to his home village, in the North of Iceland, after 10 years of academic life in Germany he sets out to change the mindset of the local people. Through his blog he preaches highbrow ideals mixed with Viking Era romanticism which both amuses and confuses the locals. The students he teaches at the local high school think he's crazy and finally Böddi gets fired. The girl he is in love with rejects him and the one he’s using as a distraction ends up using him. Being a man of ideals, Böddi continues his poetic crusade but with limited success. When it finally dawns on him that nothing will ever change in the village, he gets on his sturdy horse, Nietzsche, and rides south, to the big city of Reykjavík. He’s got a gun in his pocket and noble ideas for the people. He’s ready for his revolution. And this revolution is quite real.

international title: Stormland
original title: Rokland
country: Iceland
year: 2010
genre: fiction
directed by: Marteinn Thorsson
film run: 110'
release date: IS 14/01/2011
screenplay: Marteinn Thorsson
cast: Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Elma Lísa Gunnarsdóttir, Stefán Hallur Stefánsson, Lára Jóhanna Jónsdóttir
cinematography by: Philip Robertson
film editing: Valdís Óskarsdóttir
music: Sigtryggur Baldursson
producer: Snorri Þórisson, Einar Sveinn Þórðarson
production: Pegasus Pictures
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