Glacier

The group of six geologists studies a glacier in the north of Iceland, the graduate student radiating with enthusiasm collecting data for future scientific work, and the director documentary film maker shooting the film about ice beauty joins them. The team settles down at the remote station where ice and soil tests in vicinities of gloomy caves are studied. In the first morning geologists disappear, having left not too skilled pair alone. At station interruptions in an electricity, in the sky begin there are mysterious flashes, the equipment knocks, communication vanishes, transport becomes unfit for use. When one of geologists comes back to camp mutilated, it becomes clear – people faced something terrible and mortally dangerous …

Glacier

Except Russia the film was released in Iceland and Sweden, and in Hungary appeared at once on DVD

To put or not to put quotes round the word "something" in heading of this text – a question not idle. It is clear after all that the Scandinavian geologists, polar station, mysterious death, absence of communication with the outside world – all this huge hello to John Carpenter’s thriller (or Mattisa van Heynigen if suddenly you about a cinema learned only in 2011). Besides, after the first minutes of viewing very much it would be desirable to hope that the joint team of Icelanders and the Finns, created "Glacier", not only is familiar with fantasy classics, but also is able to use methods «Witches from Blair», and at the same time is disturbed by history of group of Dyatlov so popular now. Alas.

Glacier

The film applied for the main film award of Iceland of Edda Award in 2013 at once in four nominations, but success did not achieve in one

In general, the person with the imagination moreover both well nasmotrenny and knowing laws of a genre (or templates if want), can easily present to that should be in a shot of the correct genre cinema during this or that moment. Knows that if the impartial chamber comes back to already shown landscape, there something should change. If the hero, say, long looks out of the window, behind glass by all means there should be something. If focus leaves in darkness for backs of characters – wait the flown shadow or ominous sparks of eyes. Not once or twice I caught myself on thought: «Well here! Here now something will occur!» However heroes only continue to muffle up melancholically in a sweater and caps, occasionally worrying what to do farther. Most of all during viewing it would be desirable to push heroes. Let they at least will start to make nonsenses (the truth, in camp there is neither dark cellar, nor the driven-in attic to go there by all means alone). No. With coldness peculiar to Icelanders the couple catches that at one business, for another, in any way without advancing a plot.

Glacier

With a plot, by the way, serious napryazhenka. The benefit idea of the film double-thread is possible, of course, домыслить the events on the screen. But it would be desirable after all that founders of a picture somehow increased a plot, and differences between heroes would consist not only in names and different flowers of overalls. Surprisingly, but even 79 minutes of viewing seem infinite because the most part of time on the screen there is nothing. Thus kind 70 minutes of this time represent allegedly found films which have been removed on hand-held cameras which under laws of a genre turn any in the slightest degree significant events into defect of the image. The ending suddenly changes picture stylistics for the classical feature film when the found films are investigated by police. But also here the dampened remains of gunpowder it is only a pity smoke.

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