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THE COUNTY

by Grímur Hákonarson

synopsis

Set in a small Icelandic farming community, The County tells the story of Inga, a middle- aged dairy farmer who rebels against the all powerful local Cooperative. Inga tries to get other farmers to join her in rising up against the Co-op’s corruption, but encounters great resistance, forcing her to confront the community’s dependence and loyalty to this single, dominant enterprise. Inga must use her resourcefulness and cunning to break free of the Co-op’s grasp and nally live life on her own terms.

international title: The County
original title: Héraðið
country: Iceland, France, Denmark, Germany
sales agent: New Europe Film Sales
year: 2019
genre: fiction
directed by: Grímur Hákonarson
film run: 92'
release date: IS 14/08/2019, FR 11/09/2019
screenplay: Grímur Hákonarson
cast: Arndís Hrönn Egilsdóttir, Sveinn Ólafur Gunnarsson, Sigurður Sigurjónsson, Þorsteinn Bachmann, Daniel Hans Erlendsson, Hafdís Helga Helgadóttir, Siggi Holm, Alfrun Rose
cinematography by: Mart Taniel
film editing: Kristján Loðmfjörð
art director: Bjarni “Massi” Sigurbjörnsson
music: Valgeir Sigurðsson
producer: Grímar Jónsson
production: Netop Films, Haut et Court, Profile Pictures, ONE TWO Films
backing: Icelandic Film Centre (IS), Nordisk Film & TV Fond, Danish Film Institute (DK), Eurimages
distributor: Sena Film, Haut et Court, Scanbox Entertainment Denmark
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