The Oath


Contemporary World Cinema | 2016 | 110 minutes

Stranger Says:

After a sojourn in Hollywood, actor-director Baltasar Kormákur returns to Reykjavík for this minor-key thriller. Finnur, a surgeon, has a beautiful wife and two beautiful daughters. After Anna (Hera Hilmar), the oldest child, takes up with sneering drug dealer Ottar, she drops out of college. When it becomes clear that she’ll never leave the bastard, Finnur takes matters into his own hands by bribing and then kidnapping him. The title comes from the Hippocratic oath “do no harm,” but you best believe harm ensues as the dad becomes as much of a lawbreaker as the boyfriend.


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Film Credits
Baltasar Kormakur
Hera Hilmar, Baltasar Kormákur, Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson
SIFF 2017