The Dance

Águst Guðmundsson directed this Icelandic period drama, adapted from the short story We Must Dance by William Heinesen, and set on an island in 1913. Pétur (Gunnar Helgason) narrates, recalling the days when mainlanders arrived for a wedding. Flirtatious Sirsa (Pálína Jónsdottir) marries Harald (Dofri Hermannsson), son of a wealthy landowner on the island. Offshore, a ship is sinking, so the men form a rescue party, returning with the captain, the engineer, and several sailors. With a storm gathering, the engineer dies. The clergyman requests an end to the festivities as a mark of respect. Sirsa protests, but her new husband brings the celebration to a halt. The group then fragments into different activities, drunken or otherwise, and the sensual Sirsa directs her attention toward the handsome Ívar (Baldur Trausti Hreinsson). The film's score features traditional folk music.

Directed by: Ágúst Guðmundsson
Genres: Drama, Comedy,
Production Company:

The Dance -  - Azwaad Movie Database
  • Release Date: 25-09-1998
  • Runtime: 83 Minutes
  • Popularity: 0.71
  • Vote Count: 1
  • IMDB Rating: 6.0
  • Budget: USD 0
  • Revenue: USD 0
  • Homepage: N/A




Photo Name Department
Valdís Óskarsdóttir-Editing Valdís Óskarsdóttir Editing (Editor)
Andy Paterson-Production Andy Paterson Production (Co-Producer)
Dschingis Bowakow-Production Dschingis Bowakow Production (Co-Producer)
Erik Crone-Production Erik Crone Production (Co-Producer)
Ágúst Guðmundsson-Directing Ágúst Guðmundsson Directing (Director)
Ágúst Guðmundsson-Production Ágúst Guðmundsson Production (Producer)
Ágúst Guðmundsson-Writing Ágúst Guðmundsson Writing (Writer)
Elísabet Ronaldsdóttir-Editing Elísabet Ronaldsdóttir Editing (Editor)
Ernest Vincze-Crew Ernest Vincze Crew (Cinematography)
Kristín Atladóttir-Production Kristín Atladóttir Production (Line Producer)

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