Grimur Hakonarson (2015)

15 Certificate


Our Score
An award winner at Cannes, this Icelandic oddity tells the story of Gummi (Sigurdur Sigurjonsson) and Kiddi (Theodor Juliusson) who are sheep-rearing rivals and haven't spoken to each other in 40 years - quite a feat considering they're also brothers and neighbours in a remote farming valley. Director Grimur Hakonarson's tragicomic look at a threat to their ancient livelihood is informed by his intimate knowledge of the area. Credible, hilarious and poignant by turns, Rams is a keenly detailed, well-paced and entertaining tale of family dynamics heightened by two of Iceland's most respected actors in Juliusson and Sigurjonsson and the work of cinematographer Sturla Brandth Grovlen (Victoria). In a frozen world of men without women, heritage bloodlines and emotional desperation, there are memorable moments of amusement, including the use of a messenger sheep dog - deemed the best way, by far, to send notes to estranged relatives.


Two brothers have tended a herd of sheep together for 40 years, but never speak to each other. When a disease outbreak prompts the government to impose a cull on livestock, they put their differences aside to protect their animals - each using his own unusual methods. Drama, starring Sigurdur Sigurjonsson and Theodor Juliusson. In Icelandic.

Cast & Crew

Gummi Sigurdur Sigurjonsson
Kiddi Theodor Juliusson
Katrin Charlotte Boving
Runolfur Jon Benonysson
Grimur Gunnar Jonsson
Bjarni Sveinn Olafur Gunnarsson
Director Grimur Hakonarson
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Other Information

Language: Icelandic +subtitlesColourTheatrical distributor: Soda PicturesGuidance: Swearing.Available on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 5 Feb 2016