Virgin Mountain :- Watch Virgin Mountain on YoutubeonFire, Fusi, the hero of Icelandic director Dagur Kari’s fourth feature, is, to quote the cliche, a mountain of a man. Indeed, he is the virgin mountain of the title: Fat, 43 and still living with his mother, he incarnates the sad-sack sweet guy for which Ernest Borgnine’s Marty could serve as the prototype. Working in small, skillfully nuanced, always surprising increments, Kari, enabled by Gunnar Jonsson’s extraordinary performance, charts a moving, totally believable flowering of untapped potential as Fusi falls in love. Winner of the top prize and an acting award at Tribeca, “Virgin Mountain” could shine in arthouse play. Fusi (Gunnar Jonsson) has created a safe, unchanging, extremely limited world for himself. Working as a baggage handler at the airport, he returns home to re-create the battle of El Alamein on his work table with the help of his only friend, Rolf (Arnar Jonsson). Nothing disturbs the peace of Fusi’s routine: He eats the same pad thai at the same restaurant every Friday, whiel the purchase of an action figure or a motorized toy tank barely produces a ripple in the sameness of his days. His mother (Margret Helga Johannsdottir) seems invested in keeping him at home to stave off loneliness and help around the house. Fusi’s rare forays outside his comfort zone tend to backfire. A co-worker’s invitation to a paintball excursion ends in a humiliating encounter with a prostitute, and Fusi’s friendship with a neighbor’s little girl (Franziska Una Dagsdottir), one who is unfortunately starved for attention, raises unfounded specters of perversion.
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Release: 20 March 2015 (Iceland)
IMDB Rating : 7.5/10
Director: Dagur Kári
Stars : Gunnar Jónsson, Ilmur Kristjánsdóttir, Sigurjón Kjartansson