Review by Caitlin Zeigler
This psychiatrist, Freyr (Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson), has been trying to figure out what happened to his missing son. At the same time, police are investigating a woman who possibly committed suicide. The more they investigate the woman’s death, the more they come up with connected and mysterious deaths. These deaths are also connected to Freyr’s son’s disappearance.
At the same time, three friends, Garðar (Thor Kristjansson), Líf (Ágústa Eva Erlendsdóttir) and Katrín (Anna Gunndís Guðmundsdóttir) go to an abandoned home on an island to renovate a house and, they too, are connected to these deaths in ways they don’t know, but the audience gets to find out. It all has to do with a young boy, Bernódus (Arnar Páll Harðarson). Bernódus was abused by his father and blamed for his mother’s death during childbirth. He was also constantly harassed by classmates.
He was bullied so bad that he jumped on a boat and was never seen again. Freyr thinks he’s going insane looking for his son and possible seeing Bernódus, but it could be that Bernódus is trying to send him a message. The police investigating are figuring out that the people who died are the ones who went to school with Bernódus. The three friends are finding out Bernódus may have plans for them.
This film has a few jump scares, drags a tiny bit, but the story unfolds completely when you get to the end of it. You find out why all of these things are happening and why. It is well-written and shot well, but does have subtitles. The ending might mess with you a little bit, but this film is worth the watch.