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The Higher Force

Original title
Stóra planiðaka
AKA
  • The Higher Force
Year
Running time
90 min.
Country
Iceland Iceland
Director
Screenwriter
Ómar Örn Hauksson, Olaf de Fleur Johannesson, Rune Kippervik, Stefan C. Schaefer, Hrafnkell Stefansson, Thor Thorsteinsson
Music
Pavel E. Smid
Cinematography
Rune Kippervik
Cast
Producer
Cicala Filmworks, Icelandic Film Center, Kukl
Genre
Comedy
Synopsis
As a young boy David witnessed a fatal car accident, causing the death of his younger brother. Since then he has sought comfort in a Chinese philosophy video called The Higher Force. To this day, the wisdom of the Higher Force is guiding David through life and despite him being a member of questionable gang of debt-collectors, David is certain that fate has something greater in store for him. Upon moving into a new building, David befriends the landlord, Harald, a lonely elementary school teacher, who senses the young man's insecurity and need for guidance. When Harald finds out that David is a member of a debt-collectors gang, Harald starts playing himself as a big crime lord, owning real estate all over town, employing dubious characters and receiving large shipments of illegal goods from abroad. David's low status amongst his debt-collector mates, who keep putting him down for being a coward, quickly changes once David starts feeding them information on Harald, the mysterious crime...
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