Out of Thin Air



Set within the stark Icelandic landscape, Out of Thin Air examines the 1976 police investigation into the disappearance  of two men in the early 1970s. Iceland in the 1970s  was a idyll; a farming community, pretty much cut off from the much of the rest of the world. Crime was rare, murder rarer still. Then two men disappear under suspicious circumstances and foul play is suspected. The country demands a resolution. Police launch the biggest criminal investigation Iceland has ever seen. Finally, six people confess to two violent murders and are sent to prison. It seems the nightmare is over. But in many ways the nightmare has just begun….

 

Director: Dylan Howitt
Producer: Andy Glynne
Co-Producer: Margrét Jónasdottir
Film Editor: Miikka Leskinen
Director of Photography: Bergsteinn Björgúlfsson
Music: Ólafur Arnalds
Development Producer: Anita Norfolk
Assistant Producer: Ant Adeane
Line Producer: Clare Lucas
Mosaic Films & Sagafilms Production for BBC Storyville, Netflix and RUV

 

“What makes Out of Thin Air compulsively watchable throughout is its unique style. Blending Errol Morris indebted fictional recreations of events, archival footage, and present day interviews, Out of Thin Air also unfolds in a relaxed, almost austere manner. Few films can blend slow cinema techniques with established documentary conventions” Toronto Film Scene

 







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