The Oath

2016 | Iceland | NR | 103 min.


State Theatre Wed, Jul 26, 2017 9:00 PM
Milliken at the Dennos Museum Sat, Jul 29, 2017 9:00 PM
Film Info
Section:Foreign Fiction
Original Title:Eiðurinn
Release Year:2016
Runtime:103 min.
Production Country:Iceland
Original Language:Icelandic
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Baltasar Kormákur
Produced by:Baltasar Kormákur
Magnús Viðar Sigurðsson
Screenwriter:Ólafur Egilsson
Baltasar Kormákur
Editing By:Sigvaldi J. Karason
Cast:Baltasar Kormákur
Hera Hilmar
Gisli Orn Gardarsson


This taut psychological thriller set against the backdrop of Icelandic grandeur has all the tension of a suspenseful Hollywood blockbuster—but with a far more profound and well-crafted story. Prominent surgeon Finnur (director Baltasar Kormákur) is accustomed to being under pressure in the operating room, but when his oldest daughter gets sucked into the world of partying and drugs, he faces a new threat: Ottar, a manipulative boyfriend who won’t give her up. When the authorities prove to be useless in holding Ottar to account, Finnur decides he must take matters into his own hands—but finds that Ottar is even more dangerous than expected. With his family and career at stake, how far will Finnur go to try and make Ottar disappear for good? Kormákur anchors an all-star cast with a powerhouse performance both in front of and behind the camera, delivering a tour de force film that was Iceland’s top-grossing film in 2016.

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