Woman at War

Genre:  Action/Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Running Time:  101 min.
Release Date:
March 15, 2019 - Toronto
March 22, 2019 - Vancouver, Ottawa, Edmonton

Current rating: Rating: 3.78
based on 20 votes and 8 reviews
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Cast: Halldora Geirharðsdóttir, Jóhann Sigurðarson, Davíð Þór Jónsson, Magnús Trygvason Eliasen, Ómar Guðjónsson


Halla is a fifty-year-old independent woman. But behind the scenes of a quiet routine, she leads a double life as a passionate environmental activist. Known to others only by her alias "The Woman of the Mountain," Halla secretly wages a one-woman-war on the local aluminum industry. As Halla's actions grow bolder, from petty vandalism to outright industrial sabotage, she succeeds in pausing the negotiations between the Icelandic government and the corporation building a new aluminum smelter. But right as she begins planning her biggest and boldest operation yet, she receives an unexpected letter that changes everything. Her application to adopt a child has finally been accepted and there is a little girl waiting for her in Ukraine. As Halla prepares to abandon her role as saboteur and savior of the Highlands to fulfill her dream of becoming a mother, she decides to plot one final attack to deal the aluminum industry a crippling blow.

Director: Benedikt Erlingsson
Studio: Magnolia Pictures
Producer(s): Benedikt Erlingsson, Marianne Slot, Carine Leblanc
Screenplay: Benedikt Erlingsson, Ólafur Egilsson
Official Site: WomanAtWarFilm.com

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  • 5 stars "I liked this movie tremendously. Ultimately, it's a shout out to women everywhere to move boldly on behalf of our dear Mother Earth. Great that she wanted to adopt instead of giving birth on this dangerously over-populated planet. Sad that most of the trees of Iceland....trees that are desperately needed today due to global warming... were cut down by the Vikings almost 1,000 years ago. And sweet that the movie kept an upbeat vibe throughout with the help of the two trios...the male musicians and female vocalists. A must see."
  • 5 stars "I thought it was one of the best movies I have ever seen. Very creative"
  • 4 stars "We saw it with friends. I was kinda dragged there and was going to see another movie but it was full, so i ended up seeing this and i have to say i am glad i saw it. The acting is good and the story kept me thinking and all of us talking after the show. So if you like quality movies, check this this one out. The trailer is worth looking at, i only checked it after i saw the movie!"