#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Hirata finds himself canceling his vacation plans to Hawaii when his grandfather reminds him of his duty to his parents. Seven years earlier, Hirata’s parents had been killed in an accident in Iceland and Japanese tradition holds that their souls will not be at ease until the proper ceremonies have been performed. Thus, Hirata sets out on a journey, a quest to the river where his parents perished. Along the way, in this Icelandic-Japanese road movie, he encounters many difficulties, tough situations, and odd people in the land of fire and ice. Fridrik Thor Fridriksson’s vision infuses Iceland’s stark and beautiful landscape with a haunting spirituality.
Plot: A Japanese businessman travels to Iceland and has a series of misadventures while venturing to a remote area to perform a traditional burial ritual where his parents died several years back.
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Teny Years On – The Film Still Works
Ten years later this very compact film still works its magic. Much has been said by many of the other contributors with one exception. It is not a film to be rushed. Rather you need to view at the speed the film dictates – not unlike “Paris, Texas. Like the swirling mists and snow it slowly envelops you. No frame is wasted. Even a casual remark in the aeroplane en-route to Iceland gives a link for the future.
Many different cultures have their cultural layers peeled back; American, Japanese, Icelandic and Norse mythology. It’s up to the viewer to see what he or she sees.
I think the most telling scene in the film is the Icelander who befriends Hirata. Although he does not want to accompany Hirata to the ritual grave scene because of a ‘spirit dream’, he nonetheless is there to show him the way home. In so doing, he witnesses a universal value with Hirate – the passing of life.
There’s much to be said for good small budget films. The story and direction have to be tightly constrained.
What a movie!
In Cold Fever Fredrick Thor Fredrickson gives the viewer a peak into the Incelandic culture. Simply a beautiful film…15 years ago I was an exchange student and lived in Keflavik for a semester. It was the time of my life. While in Iceland a met some amazing people. One person in particular (an icelandic national) I consider one of my best friend today. I’ve been back to Iceland 5 times since, and he (and his family) have also visited me here in the states numerous times too…Needlesstosay, Iceland has a very spcecial place in my heart…
People often ask me “so what’s Iceland like?” Of course I tell them all I know, but if they really want to get a glimpse into Iceland, I have them watch “cold fever”…..truly a great piece of art!
Original Language de
Runtime 1 hr 25 min (85 min) (Germany), 1 hr 23 min (83 min) (USA)
Genre Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Director Friðrik Þór Friðriksson
Writer Friðrik Þór Friðriksson, Jim Stark
Actors Masatoshi Nagase, Lili Taylor, Fisher Stevens
Country United States, Japan, Iceland, Denmark, Germany
Awards 3 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby
Aspect Ratio 1.66 : 1 (Tokyo scenes), 2.35 : 1
Film Length 2,417 m
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process (anamorphic) (partly)
Printed Film Format 35 mm