The Sea


105 mins
7 / 10 (113)


In a remote fishing village on a beautiful fjord in Iceland, no one seems to notice the majestic nature there. Like everywhere else, material well-being is the driving force. As a rich father plans to write his life story, he also has to take on his own family, and everybody wants something…

MUBI's take

Before decamping to Hollywood’s genre playground, Baltasar Kormákur followed up his breakout hit 101 Reykjavík with this tale of rural treachery. At once a Bergman-esque drama of familial combustion and a darkly comic send-up of the same, The Sea ignites generational tensions with malicious glee.

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