The Oath (2016)

Not Rated   |    |  Crime, Drama, Thriller

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Icelandic auteur Baltasar Kormákur (Contraband, 2 Guns, Everest) directs and stars in this psychological thriller about a father who tries to pull his daughter out of her world of drugs and... See full summary »

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1 July 2018 | digigod-738-671527
| Much Better Than These 6 Critics Would Have You Believe
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I gave this very worthy flick 10 stars just to redress the balance of the negative reviews it has received here.

Works on all levels. The dramatic tension is consistent throughout. The father/daughter relationship is very realistic, particularly her lack of self awareness and immaturity wich are very recognisable traits of addicts.

Gísli Örn Garðarsson was convincing as Ottar. He wasn't painted as just a two dimensional villain. Just as real villains are not just villains. They love, have families, have a sense of humour, pets and hobbies and are often victims of bigger villains than themselves.

I laud Baltasar Kormakur as both a fine director and actor.

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Did You Know?


Highest grossing film of 2016 on Iceland.


Ligga ligga lá
Written by
Ómar Ragnarsson
Performed by Gunni and Felix
From the CD Ligga ligga lá (2010)
Courtesy of Sena


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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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