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Virgin Mountain

2015 1h 34m Drama List
92% Tomatometer 13 Reviews 84% Audience Score 100+ Ratings Fusi, a 43-year-old man who still lives with his mother, goes about his monotonous routine until he meets Alma and Hera. Read More Read Less

Critics Reviews

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Ronnie Scheib Variety Working in small, skillfully nuanced, always surprising increments, Kari, enabled by Gunnar Jonsson's extraordinary performance, charts a moving, totally believable flowering of untapped potential as Fusi falls in love. Feb 29, 2016 Full Review Stephen Dalton Hollywood Reporter [A] charmingly offbeat rom-com. Feb 29, 2016 Full Review Yasser Medina Cinefilia I find his tragicomic portrait of loneliness, maturity and the lack of affection of a tormented soul particularly sober. [Full review in Spanish] Rated: 7/10 Oct 17, 2022 Full Review Vladan Petkovic Cineuropa Thanks to the smart script, [Gunnar] Jónsson fits the role like a glove. Aug 26, 2020 Full Review Tom Bond One Room With A View A great performance from Jónsson, but the fundamentals of the story and its slow pace stubbornly restrict Virgin Mountain to mediocrity. Rated: 2/5 May 4, 2019 Full Review Jordi Batlle Caminal La Vanguardia (Spain) A touching portrait of a man with the looks of an ogre but a heart of gold. [Full review in Spanish] May 13, 2016 Full Review Read all reviews

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sotiris k A touching story with a protagonist whose acting grabs you from the very beginning and holds you till the end. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Delectable. Astonishing performance by the principle lead. Credible. Witty. Touching Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/09/23 Full Review Tony S Conventionally this would have been a straight comedy about a reclusive and awkward man with a heart of gold and nothing else to offer, coming out of his shell because he met the love of his life. But in this character study, there is no remedy for the people like Fusi. Chances are, the person, that can soothe loneliness of shy, obese manchild is as damaged as him. In a somber, typically Scandinavian cold tones with melancholic soundtrack, movie tells the audience, that there are no miracles and no one can save a person from their pointless routine, since it's more likely, that someone who would even talk to Fusi, themselves need saving. The only change in your life can come from within you. I don't think anyone would want to be in Fusi's place. Yet from his outlook on life much can be learned. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 11/17/21 Full Review Audience Member A guy in in his mid-forties is still living with his mom. He is a virgin, overweight and is bullied at work. He's hobbies are pretty geeky and he have few friends. People is thinking he's a freak and a weirdo and few knows that he has a heart of gold. He get's involved in a lady and this change his life a lot. There are plenty of feelings here, some positive, some negative. A great film with a feelgood-vibe that shines through all the bleak low-life actions. I like the story a whole lot and the actors do deliver. The directing is great and the development is supersmooth. It's not easy to predict and this little gem is another example of great Icelandic moviemaking. Genuine and unfiltered, intimate and powerful, yet very subtle. 8.5 out of 10 remote cars. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/17/23 Full Review Audience Member A film about the loneliness of a 43 year old man who goes through various bad situations that are very related to most of our experience in this cruel and monotonous world. Intimate and soulful. Beautiful masterpiece ! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/16/23 Full Review Audience Member Simple, Funny, Touching and with a masterful performance by G unnar Jónsson. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/14/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Fusi, a 43-year-old man who still lives with his mother, goes about his monotonous routine until he meets Alma and Hera.
Dagur Kári
Baltasar Kormákur, Agnes Johansen
Dagur Kári
Production Co
Nimbus Film, Blueeyes Productions, RVK Studios
Original Language
1h 34m