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Rams

  • Drama
  • Comedy
  • 2015
  • Grimur Hakonarson
  • 92 mins
  • 15

Summary

Drama starring Sigurdur Sigurjonsson and Theodor Juliusson. In a remote Icelandic valley, estranged brothers and neighbouring farmers Gummi and Kiddi come together to save a flock of sheep that has been in their family for years.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

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.

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Credits

Cast

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GummiSigurdur Sigurjonsson
KiddiTheodor Juliusson
KatrinCharlotte Boving
RunolfurJon Benonysson
GrimurGunnar Jonsson
BjarniSveinn Olafur Gunnarsson

Crew

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DirectorGrimur Hakonarson

Details

Theatrical distributor
Soda Pictures
Released on
2016-02-05
Languages
Icelandic
Guidance
Swearing.
Available on
DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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