A Little Trip to Heaven

Synopsis: After a suspicious fatal car accident in Hastings where the identity of the victim was forged, the Quality Life insurance company sends their smart investigator Abe Holt to identify the body. The unique beneficiary of the one million dollars death benefit is the sister of the victim, Isold, who lives with her son Thor and her husband Fred in a poor cabin in the middle of nowhere. Along the investigation, Abe discloses the truth about the fraud, but feels sorry for Isold and Thor and tries to help them with tragic consequences.
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Director(s): Baltasar Kormákur
Production: First Look Home Entertainment
  4 wins & 2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
98 min

Weaver wants you to get on it right away.

A weekend in Hastings.

You're the man, Abe.

Yeah, I'm the man with no wife and no kids.

Geez, Frank.

It's a lot of money, Abe.

Make sure this guy is really dead.

And if he is dead,

dig up some dirt on him.

About time you got here.

Hello, fella!


Name's William.

My son, Russle.


Abe Holt.

Nice to meet you.

How was the drive?


The car is registered

to one Kelvin Anderson.

Which came as quite a surprise.

How's that?

At first, we thought it was Fred's Malibu.


Fred McBride.

He's married to Isold.

They, drive the same car.

We ran the plates, checked the VIN number,

it all checks out.

We also found Kelvin's driver's

license in the glove box.


Yeah. Poor sap.

Burned to a crisp.

He must have been drunk.

Let's hope so, for his sake.

Great, we can nail him for drunk driving.

That'll teach him a lesson.

What's on the other side?

His sister, Isold.

I reckon he came to hide out with her.

You fellas know Kelvin?

No, they're not from around here.

What do you think?

You gonna have to pay out on this one?


Looks like that.

How much you reckon to lose?

A lot.

The death benefit's worth a million dollars.

Death benefit.


A million bucks?

Who gets all that money?

Isold's the sole beneficiary of this.

Shit! Fred's gonna

be drunk for a decade.

Yeah, it's like you hit the jackpot.

It came at a pretty high price.

She lost her brother.

Some might say that.


Let's get the hell out of here.

When are you gonna break

the news to the sister?

You're in a hell of a rush.

How about we ID the body before

we start upsetting people?


No! Sorry!

Can I talk to you?



Sorry, I didn't mean to scare you.

Well, you sure did.

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Baltasar Kormákur

This is an Icelandic name. The last name Samper is a family name, but this person is properly referred to by the given names Baltasar Kormákur.Baltasar Kormákur Samper (born 27 February 1966) is an Icelandic actor, theater and film director, and film producer. He is best known for directing the films 101 Reykjavík, Hafið, A Little Trip to Heaven (starring Julia Stiles and Forest Whitaker), a film based on the book Mýrin (Jar City) by Arnaldur Indriðason, Contraband, 2 Guns (starring Mark Wahlberg and Denzel Washington) and Everest. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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