Cold Fever (1996)
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as Hirata's Grandfather
as Psychic Girl
as Hirata's Father
as Hirata's Mother
as Girl in TV Show
as TV Show Commentator
as Bus Guide
as Taxi Driver
as Grave Digger
Critic Reviews for Cold Fever
If Cold Fever takes too long to come into focus to be fully satisfying, it nonetheless has an undeniably endearing quality. It also looks great and has a driving, eclectic music track.
Like Iceland itself, Cold Fever may seem a trip most audiences initially will reject -- as too distant, too strange, too icebound. They're wrong. Once seen, this cold, feverish wonderland is never forgotten.
The film has an engagingly hip sensibility that never descends into snobbery and an underlying seriousness that lends a touch of poetry to the self-consciously bizarre proceedings.
An out-there, sometimes wacky, often mystical road movie about a lone Japanese journeyingacross Iceland to perform a family ritual.
Audience Reviews for Cold Fever
Japanese businessman reluctantly travels through wintery Iceland to perform burial ceremony for dead parents. Its a good premise - road rip with extra Icelandic-Japanese culture clash- the scenery is stunning, the lead actor plays a nice mixture of confusion and adaption, and there's a cameo by Seijun Suzuki as the wise old grandfather. Downsides are too many quirky characters popping up along the way, each out-quirking the previous, and too many repetitions of the music & funeral motifs, just in case you missed them the first half a dozen times. The scenery is stunning though.
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