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Icelandic thriller sold to seven countries

Icelandic suspense thriller Köld slód (“Cold Trail”), premiered on December 29, 2006, was screened at a special marketing show at the Berlin Film Festival earlier this month and was subsequently sold to seven countries.

The international distribution company Nonstop, which is in charge of selling the film, signed a sales agreement with companies from Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Mexico and Brazil after the festival, reports.

“The film has been very well received and drew a large attendance, so I couldn’t really be more satisfied,” director Björn B. Björnsson told Air Iceland in-flight magazine Ský.

Köld slód takes place in a remote haunted dam in the Icelandic highlands. When a security guard who works there is killed in what appears to be an accident, a curious journalist decides to get a job at the dam and go undercover to find out what really happened.

“Shooting the film was fun, but really difficult as you can imagine with all that equipment and people up in the Icelandic highland in the middle of winter,” Björnsson said.

“The editing was done in London using a new type of computer that made it possible to create a very special look for the film,” he explained.

Köld slód is produced by Sagafilm and is its first full length feature film. According to, about 17,000 people have watched it so far, which makes it the most popular Icelandic film since 2004, except for Mýrin (“The Moor”).

The main actors include Thröstur Leó Gunnarsson, Elva Ósk Ólafsdóttir, Aníta Briem and Helgi Björnsson.

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