Private: Reykjavik World International Film Festival

In your arms


Engar sýningar

  • Tegund: Drama
  • Leikstjóri: Samanou A. Sahlstrøm
  • Ár: 2015
  • Lengd: 88 min
  • Land: Danmörk
  • Tungumál: in Danish with English subtitles
  • Aðalhlutverk: Lisa Carlehed, Peter Plaugborg, Johanna Wokalek, Kirsten Olesen, Gustav Giese

Myndin er sýnd á Reykjavík World Film Festival, helgina 1. – 3. apríl 2016.


Maria is a young nurse. She lives an isolated life in Copenhagen, with the longing for freedom and emotional redemption.

Maria has a special connection to Niels, a young man, who suffers of a terminal illness and lives in the nursing home, where Maria works, – maybe because of his similar wish to keep distance to the surrounding world. While the disease eating him up, the sorrow and powerlessness towards the illness grows to a crucial wish to take control over his own life – by actively choosing death. When Niels’ family declines to help him with his wish of dying, Maria accepts to accompany him to Switzerland, where he can get professional help to end his life.

Together Maria and Niels embark on an intense journey, that brings them closer together and closer to their dreams about life, death and what is in between.

IN YOUR ARMS is a poetic character driven road movie.

An untraditional love story about two people, who in their own senses are stuck in life. It is a story about the modern human being’s endless restlessness and need for control. Even over death.