The Oath

Director: Baltasar Kormákur
110 mins Recent Releases

A tense psychological thriller from Icelandic writer-director-producer-star Baltasar Kormákur

Icelandic auteur Baltasar Kormákur (Contraband, 2 Guns, Everest) directs and stars in this dark, shadowy and riveting psychological thriller about a father and respected doctor, played by Kormákur himself, who lives an ordinary life in a quiet suburb of Reykjavík. Things begin to unravel when his daughter introduces her dangerous and manipulative new boyfriend to the family. As his daughter's spins out of control and her boyfriend proves himself extremely vicious, the doctor makes a desperate, violent decision only to find that danger can be found in unexpected places.


Baltasar Kormakur on The Oath

As his Film4-backed Icelandic thriller The Oath premieres in Toronto, director/writer/actor Baltasar Kormakur speaks with editor Michael Leader about making films in Hollywood, returning to Iceland, and the danger of tyranny.

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