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Woman at War






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Halla is a fifty-year-old independent woman. But behind the scenes of a quiet routine, she leads a double life as a passionate environmental activist. Known to others only by her alias “The Woman of the Mountain,” Halla secretly wages a one-woman-war on the local aluminum industry. As Halla’s actions grow bolder, from petty vandalism to outright industrial sabotage, she succeeds in pausing the negotiations between the Icelandic government and the corporation building a new aluminum smelter. But right as she begins planning her biggest and boldest operation yet, she receives an unexpected letter that changes everything. Her application to adopt a child has finally been accepted and there is a little girl waiting for her in Ukraine. As Halla prepares to abandon her role as saboteur and savior of the Highlands to fulfill her dream of becoming a mother, she decides to plot one final attack to deal the aluminum industry a crippling blow.


Directed by Benedikt Erlingsson
Screenplay by Benedikt Erlingsson & Ólafur Egill Egilsson
Producers - Marianne Slot, Benedikt Erlingsson, Carine Leblanc
Co-Producers - Serge Lavrenyuk, Bergsteinn Björgúlfsson, Birgitta Björnsdóttir
Director of Photography - Bergsteinn Björgúlfsson
Set Designer - Snorri Hilmarsson
Costume Designer - Sylvía Dögg Halldórsdóttir, Maria Kero
Make-up Artist - Dominique Rabout
Editor - Davíð Alexsander Corno
Sound - François De Morant, Raphaël Sohier, Vincent Cosson, Aymerick Devoldère
Original Music - Davíð Þór Jónsson
Production - Slot Machine & Gulldrengurinn
Co-Production - Solar Media Entertainment, Köggull Filmworks, Vintage Picture


Halla / Ása - Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir
Sveinbjörn - Jóhann Sigurðarson
Pianist / Accordion Band - Davíð Þór Jónsson
Drummer Band - Magnús Trygvason Eliasen
Sousaphone Band - Ómar Guðjónsson
Ukrainian choir - Iryna Danyleiko,Galyna Goncharenko, Susanna Karpenko
Baldvin - Jörundur Ragnarsson
Juan Camillo - Juan Camillo Roman Estrada
Adoption agency lady - Charlotte Bøving
The Prime Minister - Björn Thors
Taxi driver - Hilmir Snær Guðnason
Greenhouse farmer - Jón Jóhannsson
Prison guards - Þorsteinn Guðmundsson, Helga Braga Jónsdóttir
President of Iceland - Jón Gnarr
Stefanía - Vala Kristín Eiríkssdóttir
Prime Minister’s aides - Hjörleifur Hjartarsson, Albert Halldórsson, Eiríkur Stephensen
Orphanage matron - Olena Lavrenyuk
Nika - Margaryta Hilska


Date for DVD release subject to change.