Stikkfri (1998)

Genres - Children's/Family  |   Sub-Genres - Childhood Drama  |   Run Time - 78 min.  |   Countries - Denmark, Germany, Iceland, Norway  |  
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Ari Kristinsson directed this children's film, a co-production of Iceland, Norway, Germany and Denmark. In Reykjavik, ten-year-old Hrefna (Bergthora Aradottir) has been told by her mother that her missing father lives in Paris. On her birthday, he sends her an Eiffel Tower model as a present, but Hrefna learns that her father is living with his new wife elsewhere in Reykjavik. Annoyed that he hasn't contacted her, she gets together with her friend Yrsa (Freydis Kristofersdottir), and they set out to find him. He runs a mall clothing store, but when she finally locates him, she's too awestruck to say anything to him. She's also stunned to see that he doesn't recognize her. Tracking him to the suburbs, they see him with his attractive wife and 18-month-old daughter. After they try to start an argument between the couple, thinking he will leave her and return to Hrefna, they kidnap the baby, setting off a police manhunt. Shown in the market section at the 1998 Cannes Film Festival.



High Production Values