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total film review of 'heima'
(gagrnýi)
*****

to fans, this is the music god would make if he existed. to non-fans, whale-waffle. icelandic originals sigur rs may divide opinion, but the star rating betrays where 'lounge' stands. debut dvd 'heima' follows the softly-spoken lads on a homecoming tour, dropping into deserted fish factories, protest marches and the odd school to play their ethereal, euphoric pop. the music is extraordinary, the direction by dean deblois sublime - think malick doing mtv promos and you're almost there. heartfelt and humorous, if you're not puslating during the reykjavk finale you're probably kaput.

(jonathan dean)

 

 

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