Saturday 17 April 1868 a large cargo ship went ashore close to Önglabrjótsnef by Reykjanes in
Iceland. The ship was pitch black, had three masts and three levels. Between
the many barrels of cod-liver oil - a fantastic wealth and a gift from God to
the impoverished people living by the sea - the rescuers find something alive
on the ship. They are shocked when they find the young, miserable girl Abba,
who has Down’s syndrome. She is pregnant but nobody knows where she has come
young botanist Fríðrikur B. Friðsjónsson, who is the farmer at Brekka, takes
care of the girl as he feels sorry for her. But Abba is not allowed in the
church as the priest does not like mentally challenged people who may disturb
the service. When Abba dies Fríðrikur has the change to get even. Fríðrikur and
the local priest, Baldur Skuggason, have a score to settle. The priest is not
the good man which he pretends to be and on a winter’s day in 1883 when he goes
fox hunting in the mountains everything comes to an unexpected conclusion.
skillfully weaves an exciting tragedy. A magical and beautiful story of love,
malice and revenge in the harsh Icelandic landscape.