Under the Glacier

Under the Glacier

91 mins | Comedy, Fantasy | Feb. 25, 1989

Our hero is Umbi (an acronym for emissary of the bishop), sent by him to undertake an important investigation at Snæfell-glacier. In particular he is to look into the conduct and behavior of Jón Prímus, the old pastor at Snæfell. Fantastic rumors are rife: amongst other things it is said that a corpse is lodged in the glacier! Armed with his tape recorder and notebook, Umbi embarks upon his mission. He tries to question the weird locals, a weird lot, but gets evasive answers. Slowly he is dragged into a quagmire of strange happenings and his efforts to understand only make him confused. If at the beginning he is a chipper, a mere device, by the end of the story he is inextricably involved, a committed participant in the bizarre events.

Under the Glacier

91 mins | Comedy, Fantasy | Feb. 25, 1989

Under the Glacier
Our hero is Umbi (an acronym for emissary of the bishop), sent by him to undertake an important investigation at Snæfell-glacier. In particular he is to look into the conduct and behavior of Jón Prímus, the old pastor at Snæfell. Fantastic rumors are rife: amongst other things it is said that a corpse is lodged in the glacier! Armed with his tape recorder and notebook, Umbi embarks upon his mission. He tries to question the weird locals, a weird lot, but gets evasive answers. Slowly he is dragged into a quagmire of strange happenings and his efforts to understand only make him confused. If at the beginning he is a chipper, a mere device, by the end of the story he is inextricably involved, a committed participant in the bizarre events.
IMDb rating 6.1
Producers Magma Films Ltd., Umbi
Original title Kristnihald undir Jökli
Directors Guðný Halldórsdóttir, Kristín Pálsdóttir
Writers Gerald Wilson, Halldór Laxness

Cast

Baldvin Halldórsson

as Séra Jón Prímus

Kristbjörg Kjeld

as Hnallþóra

Helgi Skúlason

as Dr. Godman Sýngmann

Þórhallur Sigurðsson

as Jódínus Álfberg

Rúrik Haraldsson

as Tumi Jónsen

Sólveig Halldórsdóttir

as Fína Jónsen

Guðrún Þ. Stephensen

as Frú Tuma Jónsen

Gestur Einar Jónasson

as Helgi Lángvetníngur

Egill Ólafsson

as Saknússemm II

Valgeir Skagfjörð

as Gígjarinn

Ívar Webster

as James Butler

Þorsteinn Hannesson

as Karínáli