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    Golden Sands

    Original titleGullsandur
    Original lang.Icelandic
    Run time1h38m
    Directed byÁgúst Guðmundsson
    Written byÁgúst Guðmundsson


    A sort of Icelandic version of a classic Ealing Studios comedy, Golden Sands chronicles the tumult that results when a small group of American soldiers mysteriously sets up camp near a small town in the southernmost part of Iceland -- a microscopic echo of the genuine national furor that followed upon the establishment of a US army base in the country in 1949. The film's hero, youth club leader Eirikur (Pálmi Gestsson), becomes a vocal opponent of these armed foreigners in his community's backyard (not least because he's worried that the local women will be far more interested in them than him). His politics have been heavily influenced by his crush on strident local communist Asthildur (Edda Björgvinsdóttir), with whom he organizes a demonstration against the Americans. Eirikur and Asthildur's protest gains little traction with the complacent community, but when word gets out that the Americans are searching for treasure, comic chaos ensues.


    Edda Björgvinsdóttir
    Matthew Driscoll
    Viðar Eggertsson
    Borgar Garðarsson
    Pálmi Gestsson
    Björgvin Helgi Halldórsson
    Nikulás Ari Hannigan
    Rósa Ingólfsdóttir
    Gestur Einar Jónasson
    Arnar Jónsson
    Hanna María Karlsdóttir
    Mikael Karlsson
    Ómar Ragnarsson
    Marteinn Ringmar
    Jón Sigurbjörnsson
    Haraldur Sigurdsson
    Sigurður Sigurjónsson
    Finnur Sigurðsson
    Þórhallur Sigurðsson
    Mitchell Snyder
    Ívar Webster
    John Yeoman
    Robert Yeoman


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    Photo from the movie Golden Sands
    Photo from the movie Golden Sands

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