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Out of Thin Air

Directed by: Dylan Howitt
Runtime: 1hr 25min Year: 2017
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Directed by: Dylan Howitt
Runtime: 1hr 25min Year: 2017
Country: United Kingdom, Iceland
Last Screened: Wed 28th Jun 2017

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’s Biggest Ever Criminal Investigation“… compulsively watchable. 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.” – Toronto Film Scene

Iceland in the 1970s was an 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…