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MESSENGER

by Hjálmar Einarsson

synopsis

Paul, part-time laborer and amateur artist, leads an unremarkable life like any other, until his world is disrupted by vivid revelations of the afterlife. At first a welcome respite from reality, his waking visions soon reveal a demonic conspiracy at work within his own community. One by one, prominent members of high society fall victim to a series of mysterious assassination attempts. As the government scrambles to contain the rising panic of the ruling class, public disillusionment grows. Amidst the maelstrom, Paul becomes entangled in a web of powerful elite, evangelical cults, and a plot that could not only bring down the country’s economy, but also incite the total collapse of society.

international title: Messenger
original title: Boðberi
country: Iceland
year: 2010
genre: fiction
directed by: Hjálmar Einarsson
release date: IS 07/07/2010
screenplay: Hjálmar Einarsson
cast: Darri Ingólfsson, Isgerdur Elfa Gunnarsdottir, Pétur Einarsson, Jón Páll Eyjólfsson, Hjalti Rögnvaldsson, Magnús Jónsson, Móeiður Júíusdóttir, Gunnar Eyjólfsson
cinematography by: Edwin Krieg
film editing: Jóhannes Tryggvason
music: Karl Pestka
producer: Hákon Einarsson, Hjálmar Einarsson, Darri Ingólfsson, Sigurbjörn Magnús Gunnlaugsson, Thorvardur Björgúlfsson
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