Iceland, Germany, Denmark, UK

Synopsis

Jed and Chloe are In their early twenties, in love - and mentally handicapped. When Jed accidentally causes the death of Chloe's cat, which she loves almost as much as Jed, Chloe retreats into silence and loses her will to live. Convinced that there must be something else in life to give it meaning, something that will help revive Chloe's spirit, Jed sets out to find it. Led to believe that a scrap-metal dealer, Max, knows the precious answer, Jed cautiously enters the eccentric world of this solitary man. Yet, in spite of the bond of friendship that develops between them, Max remains tight-lipped - even after Chloe falls into a coma and Jed begs him to tell him the secret. All that Max reveals is the tragedy that haunts him and pushes him toward self-destruction. In a moment of raw catharsis, Jed realizes that he, he himself, knows what he's been looking for. Whispering the magic words to Max, Jed saves him from a greater tragedy. Now he must hurry to tell Chloe. But when he arrives at the hospital, her bed is empty ...
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Cast & Crew

Directed by: Friðrik Þór Friðriksson

Written by: Huldar Breiðfjörð

Cinematography: Morten Søborg

Main Cast: Martin Compston (Jed), Gary Lewis (Max), Guðrún María Bjarnadóttir (Chloe), Kerry Fox (Mary)

Nominations and Awards

  • Feature Film Selection 2004