Blackport

International Competition

world premiere
Drama | Iceland | 2020

Episode(s): 1 & 2
Series: 8 x 45min

In the mid-1980s, the Icelandic government’s introduction of fishing quotas upset the balance of the whole industry. Many were affected and many towns faced extinction. In one of those towns, Harpa is the secretary to the town council. She takes advantage of a tragic accident to save her town from bankruptcy and create a fishing empire, thanks to the new quota system. From 1983 to 1991, Harpa with her husband and childhood friends will have to adapt their activity and their way of life to the evolution of the Icelandic society, while trying to remain united…

Available on Saturday 08/28 at 6.30 p.m. and for 24 hours on seriesmaniadigital.com
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Our take

Colombia has cocaine. Africa has gold. And Iceland has fish. But when this precious resource is taken from you by the rise of the liberal economy, the only freedom left is dancing, singing, drinking and drinking again. An ode to sailors and to their lost world, against a backdrop of trenchant farce about the worshippers of capitalism.

  • Created By Gísli Örn GARÐARSSON, Björn Hlynur HARALDSSON, Nína Dögg FILIPPUSDÓTTIR
  • Written By Gísli Örn GARÐARSSON, Björn Hlynur HARALDSSON, Mikael TORFASON
  • Directed By Gísli Örn GARÐARSSON, Björn Hlynur HARALDSSON, Maria REYNDAL
  • Music Herdis STEFANSDOTTIR, Kjartan HOLM
  • With Nína Dögg FILIPPUSDÓTTIR, Gisli ÖRN GARDARSSON, Björn Hlynur HARALDSSON, Unnur Ösp STEFÁNSDÓTTIR, Guðjón Davíð KARLSSON, Kristín Þóra HARALDSDÓTTIR, Anna Svava KNÚTSDÓTTIR, Ingvar E. SIGURÐSSON, Hilmir Snær GUÐNASON, Steinunn Ólína ÞORSTEINSDÓTTIR
  • Production VESTURPORT, RÚV, ARTE FRANCE, Turbine Studios
  • International sales ABOUT PREMIUM CONTENT
  • Broadcaster RÚV
  • French Broadcaster ARTE