Lisa Schwarzbaum
May 30, 2003 AT 04:00 AM EDT

The Sea

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
Unrated
runtime
109 minutes
Limited Release Date
05/16/03
performer
Helene De Fougerolles, Gunnar Eyjolfsson
director
Baltasar Kormakur
distributor
Palm
author
Baltasar Kormakur, Olafur Simonarson
genre
Drama, Foreign Language

We gave it a B

In Baltasar Kormakur’s bleakly comic drama, Thordur (Gunnar Eyjolfsson), an old man who owns the biggest fishing enterprise in town, summons his three adult children to discuss the future of the business, and each bitter beneficiary arrives lugging a lifetime of resentment as a house gift. Raging like King Lear raised on herring, Thordur refuses to accept Iceland’s changed economy, or his own family’s misery.

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