Metalhead

(2013)

Overview

It's the year 1970 and as Black Sabbath record their first album and mark the birth of Heavy Metal, Hera Karlsdottir is born on the cowshed floor at her parents farm in rural Iceland. The years of her youth are carefree until a tragedy strikes. Her older brother is killed in a accident and Hera blames herself for his death. In her grieve she finds solace in the dark music of Heavy Metal and dreams of becoming a rock star. As the years pass on the farm buried under a shroud of snow and a looming ominous mountain Hera practises her guitar and dreams of forming a band. Hera is a rebellious, misunderstood delinquent in her early twenties who can't help but get into trouble. She dreams of escaping out into the world but somehow always ends up at her own doorstep. When her childhood friend returns intent on marrying her and a young priest moves to the farming community the wheels of fate start turning. Hera has to grow up, find her own voice and realize she can't run away her whole life.

  1. Ragnar Bragason

    Director, Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson

    Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson

    Karl

  2. Þröstur Leó Gunnarsson

    Þröstur Leó Gunnarsson

    Gunnar

  3. Sveinn Ólafur Gunnarsson

    Janus

  4. Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir

    Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir

    Droplaug

  5. Sigrún Edda Björnsdóttir

    Sigrún Edda Björnsdóttir

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Metalhead
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Facts

Original Title Málmhaus

Status Released

Release Information

  • October 11, 2013
    Theatrical

    Meaning

Original Language Icelandic

Runtime 1h 37m

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