Kormakur accurately transposed Arnaldur Indridason's Glass Key winning novel, published in the UK as Tainted Blood, with its gripping story to the screen.
It was particularly pleasing that actors had been cast who fitted the image of the characters from the books. There were fine performances from Ingvar Sigurdsson as the perfect Erlendur and Agusta Eva Erlendsdottir as his daughter Eva Lind, and it was their relationship that made this such a moving film. There was also an excellent brooding performance by Atli Rafn Sigurdsson as Orn.
If you have not read any of the Indridason books I am sure you will want to remedy that in the future after seeing this film.
I should warn you that Icelandic cuisine is not up to Andrea Camilleri's Italian standards and Erlendur's favourite meal is sheep's head.