Baltasar Kormákur

Baltasar Kormákur is an Icelandic actor, theater and film director, and film producer. He is best known for directing the films 101 Reykjavík, Hafið, A Little Trip to Heaven (starring Julia Stiles and Forest Whitaker), and a film based on the book Mýrin (Jar City) by Arnaldur Indriðason. His father is the Spanish painter Baltasar Samper.

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2 Guns (2013)

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A DEA agent and an undercover Naval Intelligence officer who have been tasked with investigating one another find they have been set up by the mob -- the very organization the two men believe they have been stealing money from.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Baltasar Kormákur
CAST:  Denzel Washington  •  Mark Wahlberg  •  Paula Patton  •  Bill Paxton

A DEA agent and an undercover Naval Intelligence officer who have been tasked with investigating one another find they have been set up by the mob -- the very organization the two men believe they have been stealing money from.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Baltasar Kormákur
CAST:  Denzel Washington  •  Mark Wahlberg  •  Paula Patton  •  Bill Paxton

A Little Trip to Heaven (2005)

Insurance investigator Abraham Holt travels to a tiny town in rural Minnesota to look into a particularly unusual insurance claim stemming from a horrific car accident. As Holt examines the scene of the wreck, it all seems a bit too perfect. And when he interviews ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Baltasar Kormákur
CAST:  Forest Whitaker  •  Julia Stiles  •  Peter Coyote  •  Jeremy Renner

Insurance investigator Abraham Holt travels to a tiny town in rural Minnesota to look into a particularly unusual insurance claim stemming from a horrific car accident. As Holt examines the scene of the wreck, it all seems a bit too perfect. And when he interviews ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Baltasar Kormákur
CAST:  Forest Whitaker  •  Julia Stiles  •  Peter Coyote  •  Jeremy Renner

Angels of the Universe (2000)

The story of an Icelandic man and his slow descent into madness. Along his journey he meets Dagný, the initial cause of his breakdown. Other people he meets in the asylum have been committed for various reasons, such as signing cheques for Adolf Hitler and, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Friðrik Þór Friðriksson
CAST:  Ingvar E. Sigurðsson  •  Baltasar Kormákur  •  Björn Jörundur Friðbjörnsson  •  Hilmir Snær Guðnason

The story of an Icelandic man and his slow descent into madness. Along his journey he meets Dagný, the initial cause of his breakdown. Other people he meets in the asylum have been committed for various reasons, such as signing cheques for Adolf Hitler and, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Friðrik Þór Friðriksson
CAST:  Ingvar E. Sigurðsson  •  Baltasar Kormákur  •  Björn Jörundur Friðbjörnsson  •  Hilmir Snær Guðnason

The Sea (2002)

Wealthy, aging patriarch Thordur assembles his scattered heirs in his remote Icelandic fishing village to discuss the future of the family fishery. But bringing everyone together unleashes a storm of long-repressed dark family secrets.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Baltasar Kormákur
CAST:  Gunnar Eyjólfsson  •  Hilmir Snær Guðnason  •  Hélène de Fougerolles  •  Kristbjörg Kjeld

Wealthy, aging patriarch Thordur assembles his scattered heirs in his remote Icelandic fishing village to discuss the future of the family fishery. But bringing everyone together unleashes a storm of long-repressed dark family secrets.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Baltasar Kormákur
CAST:  Gunnar Eyjólfsson  •  Hilmir Snær Guðnason  •  Hélène de Fougerolles  •  Kristbjörg Kjeld

101 Reykjavik (2000)

Thirty-year-old Hlynur still lives with his mother and spends his days drinking, watching porn and surfing the net while living off unemployment checks. A girl is interested in him, but he stands back from commitment. His mother's Spanish flamenco teacher, Lola, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Baltasar Kormákur
CAST:  Victoria Abril  •  Hilmir Snær Guðnason  •  Hanna María Karlsdóttir  •  Þrúður Vilhjálmsdóttir

Thirty-year-old Hlynur still lives with his mother and spends his days drinking, watching porn and surfing the net while living off unemployment checks. A girl is interested in him, but he stands back from commitment. His mother's Spanish flamenco teacher, Lola, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Baltasar Kormákur
CAST:  Victoria Abril  •  Hilmir Snær Guðnason  •  Hanna María Karlsdóttir  •  Þrúður Vilhjálmsdóttir

Reykjavik

A dramatization of the 1986 Reykjavik summit between Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Baltasar Kormákur
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A dramatization of the 1986 Reykjavik summit between Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Baltasar Kormákur
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Everest (2015)

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Inspired by the incredible events surrounding a treacherous attempt to reach the summit of the world's highest mountain, "Everest" documents the awe-inspiring journey of two different expeditions challenged beyond their limits by one of the fiercest snowstorms ever ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Baltasar Kormákur
CAST:  Jason Clarke  •  Josh Brolin  •  John Hawkes  •  Jake Gyllenhaal

Inspired by the incredible events surrounding a treacherous attempt to reach the summit of the world's highest mountain, "Everest" documents the awe-inspiring journey of two different expeditions challenged beyond their limits by one of the fiercest snowstorms ever ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Baltasar Kormákur
CAST:  Jason Clarke  •  Josh Brolin  •  John Hawkes  •  Jake Gyllenhaal

The Deep (2012)

Based on an astonishing true incident that took place on the frigid seas off Iceland in 1984, The Deep fashions a modern-day everyman myth about the sole survivor of a shipwreck, whose superhuman will to survive made him both an inexplicable scientific phenomenon ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Baltasar Kormákur
CAST:  Ólafur Darri Ólafsson  •  Joi Johannsson  •  Þorbjörg Helga Þorgilsdóttir  •  Theodór Júlíusson

Based on an astonishing true incident that took place on the frigid seas off Iceland in 1984, The Deep fashions a modern-day everyman myth about the sole survivor of a shipwreck, whose superhuman will to survive made him both an inexplicable scientific phenomenon ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Baltasar Kormákur
CAST:  Ólafur Darri Ólafsson  •  Joi Johannsson  •  Þorbjörg Helga Þorgilsdóttir  •  Theodór Júlíusson

Me and Morrison (2001)

A bittersweet tale of a love affair between two people whose lives seem to have lost all direction. The female lead, Milla, is drifting aimlessly through life until she meets Aki. They fall in love - but happiness in a relationship shadowed by crime and drugs is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lenka Hellstedt
CAST:  Irina Björklund  •  Samuli Edelmann  •  Roope Karisto  •  Eva Röse

A bittersweet tale of a love affair between two people whose lives seem to have lost all direction. The female lead, Milla, is drifting aimlessly through life until she meets Aki. They fall in love - but happiness in a relationship shadowed by crime and drugs is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lenka Hellstedt
CAST:  Irina Björklund  •  Samuli Edelmann  •  Roope Karisto  •  Eva Röse

Agnes (1995)

In a barren land ruled by oppression and ignorance, a spirited woman driven by hope of a better life must fight against the odds. Agnes is a servant in the house of the county sheriff. There she is constantly sexually harassed by him and treated with contempt by ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Egill Eðvarðsson
CAST:  María Ellingsen  •  Baltasar Kormákur  •  Egill Ólafsson  •  Hanna María Karlsdóttir

In a barren land ruled by oppression and ignorance, a spirited woman driven by hope of a better life must fight against the odds. Agnes is a servant in the house of the county sheriff. There she is constantly sexually harassed by him and treated with contempt by ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Egill Eðvarðsson
CAST:  María Ellingsen  •  Baltasar Kormákur  •  Egill Ólafsson  •  Hanna María Karlsdóttir

Contraband (2012)

When his brother-in-law runs afoul of a drug lord, family man Chris Farraday turns to a skill he abandoned long ago—smuggling—to repay the debt. But the job goes wrong, and Farraday finds himself wanted by cops, crooks and killers alike.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Baltasar Kormákur
CAST:  Mark Wahlberg  •  Kate Beckinsale  •  Ben Foster  •  Giovanni Ribisi

When his brother-in-law runs afoul of a drug lord, family man Chris Farraday turns to a skill he abandoned long ago—smuggling—to repay the debt. But the job goes wrong, and Farraday finds himself wanted by cops, crooks and killers alike.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Baltasar Kormákur
CAST:  Mark Wahlberg  •  Kate Beckinsale  •  Ben Foster  •  Giovanni Ribisi

Inhale (2010)

A couple goes to dangerous lengths to find a lung donor for their daughter.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Baltasar Kormákur
CAST:  Rosanna Arquette  •  Diane Kruger  •  Dermot Mulroney  •  Sam Shepard

A couple goes to dangerous lengths to find a lung donor for their daughter.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Baltasar Kormákur
CAST:  Rosanna Arquette  •  Diane Kruger  •  Dermot Mulroney  •  Sam Shepard

Stormy Weather (2003)

The psychiatry department of a young doctor Cora has just admitted a young lady who refuses to speak and whose identity remains unknown. Cora becomes fond of her patient and establishes a relationship which goes beyond the usual course of treatment. She feels a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sólveig Anspach
CAST:  Élodie Bouchez  •  Didda Jónsdóttir  •  Baltasar Kormákur  •  Ingvar E. Sigurðsson

The psychiatry department of a young doctor Cora has just admitted a young lady who refuses to speak and whose identity remains unknown. Cora becomes fond of her patient and establishes a relationship which goes beyond the usual course of treatment. She feels a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sólveig Anspach
CAST:  Élodie Bouchez  •  Didda Jónsdóttir  •  Baltasar Kormákur  •  Ingvar E. Sigurðsson

Reykjavik-Rotterdam (2008)

A former sailor who has served prison sentences for alcohol smuggling fights to keep his family afloat. He is offered pay for a last tour of cargo between Reykjavik and Rotterdam. He agrees, in the hope to get out of debt, but unexpected events occur.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Óskar Jónasson
CAST:  Baltasar Kormákur  •  Ingvar E. Sigurðsson  •  Lilja Nótt Þórarinsdóttir  •  Þröstur Leó Gunnarsson

A former sailor who has served prison sentences for alcohol smuggling fights to keep his family afloat. He is offered pay for a last tour of cargo between Reykjavik and Rotterdam. He agrees, in the hope to get out of debt, but unexpected events occur.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Óskar Jónasson
CAST:  Baltasar Kormákur  •  Ingvar E. Sigurðsson  •  Lilja Nótt Þórarinsdóttir  •  Þröstur Leó Gunnarsson

White Night Wedding (2008)

Jon, a middle-aged professor is going to get married tomorrow, for the second time, to one of his ex-students half his age. But it's not all roses. First, there's his cranky mother-in-law-to-be who violently opposes the marriage and who demands repayment of Jon's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Baltasar Kormákur
CAST:  Hilmir Snær Guðnason  •  Margrét Vilhjálmsdóttir  •  Laufey Elíasdóttir  •  Þröstur Leó Gunnarsson

Jon, a middle-aged professor is going to get married tomorrow, for the second time, to one of his ex-students half his age. But it's not all roses. First, there's his cranky mother-in-law-to-be who violently opposes the marriage and who demands repayment of Jon's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Baltasar Kormákur
CAST:  Hilmir Snær Guðnason  •  Margrét Vilhjálmsdóttir  •  Laufey Elíasdóttir  •  Þröstur Leó Gunnarsson

Devil's Island (1996)

Devil's Island is a bitter sweet tale of Iceland in the fifties. Life is rough in Reykjavik's post-war slum of Camp Thule, where the abandoned US military barracks have been turned into makeshift homes. Struggling wives and their hard-working husbands try to make ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Friðrik Þór Friðriksson
CAST:  Sigurveig Jónsdóttir  •  Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir  •  Gísli Halldórsson  •  Sveinn Þórir Geirsson

Devil's Island is a bitter sweet tale of Iceland in the fifties. Life is rough in Reykjavik's post-war slum of Camp Thule, where the abandoned US military barracks have been turned into makeshift homes. Struggling wives and their hard-working husbands try to make ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Friðrik Þór Friðriksson
CAST:  Sigurveig Jónsdóttir  •  Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir  •  Gísli Halldórsson  •  Sveinn Þórir Geirsson

No Such Thing (2001)

Beatrice's fiancé is killed by a monster in Iceland. The monster is immortal, but longs to die. Beatrice helps him achieve this by contacting a scientist who can destroy matter painlessly.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hal Hartley
CAST:  Sarah Polley  •  Robert John Burke  •  Margrét Ákadóttir  •  Helen Mirren

Beatrice's fiancé is killed by a monster in Iceland. The monster is immortal, but longs to die. Beatrice helps him achieve this by contacting a scientist who can destroy matter painlessly.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hal Hartley
CAST:  Sarah Polley  •  Robert John Burke  •  Margrét Ákadóttir  •  Helen Mirren

Regína (2001)

Regína is 10 years old. Her mother, Margrét, works at a home for the elderly and her father is dead. The story begins one sunny summer morning when kids are leaving for the summer camp and Regína has been told she cannot go. While alone at home killing time she ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  María Sigurðardóttir
CAST:  Sigurbjörg Alma Ingólfsdóttir  •  Benedikt Clausen  •  Baltasar Kormákur  •  Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir

Regína is 10 years old. Her mother, Margrét, works at a home for the elderly and her father is dead. The story begins one sunny summer morning when kids are leaving for the summer camp and Regína has been told she cannot go. While alone at home killing time she ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  María Sigurðardóttir
CAST:  Sigurbjörg Alma Ingólfsdóttir  •  Benedikt Clausen  •  Baltasar Kormákur  •  Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir

The Oath (2016)

When his daughter's criminal boyfriend becomes an increasing threat to the family, a father must take action to protect them.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Baltasar Kormákur
CAST:  Baltasar Kormákur  •  Hera Hilmar  •  Gísli Örn Garðarsson  •  Margrét Bjarnadóttir

When his daughter's criminal boyfriend becomes an increasing threat to the family, a father must take action to protect them.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Baltasar Kormákur
CAST:  Baltasar Kormákur  •  Hera Hilmar  •  Gísli Örn Garðarsson  •  Margrét Bjarnadóttir

Adrift (2018)

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A true story of survival, as a young couple's chance encounter leads them first to love, and then on the adventure of a lifetime as they face one of the most catastrophic hurricanes in recorded history.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Baltasar Kormákur
CAST:  Shailene Woodley  •  Sam Claflin  •  Jeffrey Thomas  •  Elizabeth Hawthorne

A true story of survival, as a young couple's chance encounter leads them first to love, and then on the adventure of a lifetime as they face one of the most catastrophic hurricanes in recorded history.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Baltasar Kormákur
CAST:  Shailene Woodley  •  Sam Claflin  •  Jeffrey Thomas  •  Elizabeth Hawthorne
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