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The Seagull's Laughter

Genres: Foreign, Comedy, Drama, Iceland, Other Foreign, Foreign Comedy, Foreign Drama

Cast: Margret Vilhjalmsdottir, Ugla Egilsdottir, Heino Ferch, Hilmir Snaer Guanason, Dilja Mist

Director: Agust Gudmundsson

Synopsis: The beautiful, recently widowed Freya returns home to her remote fishing village in post WWII Iceland after living in America as an officer's wife. Freya moves into the small house of distant relatives and turns their lives upside down. With her long chestnut brown hair, slender figure, and chic American fashions, she is somewhat of a mystery to the women of the household, including the inquisitive eleven-year-old Agga, and especially to the men of the community. But as Agga soon notices, strange things have been happening since Freya's arrival. Women are asserting their independence and men are mysteriously keeling over. Is Freya a murderess? A goddess of love? These are questions young Agga would very much like to have answered...

Language: Icelandic

Country of Origin: Germany, Iceland, United Kingdom

Production Year: 2001


  • "Beautifully observed... Freya is both alluring and mysterious in the best noir tradition!", Frank Sheck, The Hollywood Reporter
  • "An uncommonly engaging comedy with ripe tragic undertones.", Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun Times

 The Seagull's Laughter

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  • Release Date: Mar 1st, 2005
  • Catalog Number: SEA080DVD
  • UPC: 0037429203422
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 104
  • Color Format: Color
  • Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
  • Language: Icelandic
  • 16:9: Yes
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Closed Captions: No
  • Subtitle: English
  • Special Features: