Vultures

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Vultures (Vargur)

Directed by Börkur Sigþórsson

  • Iceland 2018; 96 min
  • Original version: Icelandic, English
  • Genre: Thriller

Synopsis

Sharp-suited Erik represents the aspirational face of modern Iceland. Atli, a petty criminal just released from prison, is stuck in a downward spiral. The distance between these two very different brothers vanishes when the duo teams up to smuggle cocaine into Iceland, inside plastic pellets swallowed by a young Polish mule, Sofia. But things go wrong when rule-breaking cop Lena starts closing in on them and Sofia falls sick. With the drugs yet to reach their destination and a rival gang demanding a slice of the action, time is a luxury that the brothers can’t afford. Charismatic anti-hero Erik’s ability to stay one step ahead is tested to the limit - how many lives is he willing to sacrifice to sustain his own?

Production

  • BALTASAR KORMAKUR, AGNES JOHANSEN

     

International Sales

  • WESTEND FILMS