It’s Mads Mikkelsen versus the elements in this intense survival story shot on location in the frozen grandeur of Iceland’s polar wilderness.
His airplane has crashed leaving him stranded in the arctic. He’s figured out how to make do, but barely, in his makeshift camp. He’s carved a giant SOS in the snow and hopes for rescue. But when a helicopter comes, it crashes in a near white out, and only adds a bigger burden. He must decide whether to embark on a deadly trek through the unknown in hopes of saving the wounded pilot and making it out alive. Mikkelsen gives one of his best performances, capturing the vulnerability of someone faced with impossible choices.
Iceland / 2018 / Directed by Joe Penna
PG-13/ 98 mins.