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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31 December 2018 | mrmac-42561
6
| Watchable but Lacking Real Drama.
This was my first adventure into Icelandic films but hopefully, not my last. The storyline is not new. How many fathers have a stroppy son or daughter who mixes with the most unsavoury people? The film centres around how the doctor dad handles his daughter's involvement with a drug dealer who threatens him when he causes a new stash of drugs to fall into the hands of the police. How the doctor punishes the drug dealer is bizarre to say the least. He doesn't want to kill him but just wants to hold him long enough to get him to promise to leave his daughter alone. In a country with a population of only 350,000 people surely the police have a handle on who the major drug operators are. The plot fits into the cold and bleak Icelandic landscape quite well but it's not a film that will live long in the memory.

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