VULTURES

By Börkur SIGTHORSSON

WESTEND FILMS - as SALES All rights, World excl. Scandinavia

Thriller - Completed 2017

Two antagonistic brothers decide to smuggle drugs into their native Iceland using a young Polish girl as their mule. When everything goes off the rails, these anti-heroes’ fate spirals in a life-or-death race against time.

    • Year of production
    • 2017
    • Genres
    • Thriller
    • Countries
    • ICELAND
    • Languages
    • ICELANDIC
    • Duration
    • 96 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Börkur SIGTHORSSON
    • Writer(s)
    • Börkur SIGTHORSSON
    • Producer(s)
    • Baltasar KORMÁKUR, Agnes JOHANSEN
    • 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?
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