Must Watch Movie: Virgin Mountain (Fúsi) by Dagur Kári

After six years of waiting the Icelandic director Dagur Kári is back with a silent and heartwarming movie about a big shy misfit who needs to find his place in this world again. Fúsi is a big guy of 41, very silent, trapped in his world that takes place between the airport and his toy soldiers at his mama’s house. He’s not a very passionated guy, he never met someone to love. His parents try to change it and send him to dance lessons. He goes there and guess what: he meets a woman, lonely as him. More and more a bond between Sjöfn and Fúsi spins a win-win situation for both, never mind all the barriers on their road.

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With his debut „Nói Albini“ Kari impressed everyone. His loving observations of outsiders with a specific fine sense of humor are unique. He knows how to put someone into the right light and how to conquer our hearts. That’s what he did again, the main parts are so different and could annoy us to death, but they found their balance.

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Not to forget the great photography. The pictures are grayish and very calm. It’s not a hysterical love story in lurid colors, it’s a portrait of two broke persons who simply meet in the middle and need to get through a lot of weird situations.

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Cast:

Fúsi: Gunnar Jónsson
Sjöfn: Ilmur Kristanjánsdóttir
Mörður: Sigurjón Kjartansson
Fjola: Margrét Helga Jóhannsdóttir
Hera: Franziska Una Dagsdóttir