• Hrútar / Rams
  • Hrútar / Rams
  • Hrútar / Rams

Hrútar / Rams Programme 2019

by Grímur Hákonarson International Feature Film / Competition

Gummi and Kiddi are as stubborn as their sheep. The two brothers have not spoken for more than 40 years. They live in the same isolated Icelandic valley and share a professional passion for farming sheep. Originating from the same genetic pool, their herds are among the best in the country. The annual sheep-farming contest has returned and the two brothers once again compete against each other. The malicious pleasure Kiddi takes in his victory is short lived; one of his sheep has fallen
victim to the deadly scrapie disease. The number of infected sheep steadily increases, until the vet has no alternative but to order the emergency slaughter of every sheep in the region, much to the relief of all except Gummi and Kiddi. The two pigheaded brothers refuse to be told what to do by anybody, and do everything they can to save their flocks and themselves from destruction. Filmmaker Grímur Hákonarson zeros in on the archaic world of Icelandic sheep farming with a subtle sense of Nordic humour and images of glorious scenery.


  • Genre: Drama
  • Country, Year: Iceland, Denmark, 2015
  • Runtime: 93 Min
  • Languages: Icelandic
  • Subtitles: German, French, English
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  • Director: Grímur Hákonarson
  • Cast: Sigurdur Sigurjónsson, Theodór Júlíusson, Charlotte Böving, Jón Benónysson, Gudrún Sigurbjörnsdóttir, Sveinn Ólafur Gunnarsson, Jörundur Ragnarsson, Thorleifur Einarsson
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  • Screenplay: Grímur Hákonarson
  • Cinematography: Sturla Brandth Grøvlen
  • Editor: Kristján Lodmfjörd
  • Sound: Huldar Freyr Arnarson, Björn Viktorsson
  • Music: Atli Örvarsson
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  • Producer: Grímar Jónsson
  • Co-Producers: Jacob Jarek, Ditte Milsted
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  • Production Company: Netop Films Ehf.
  • World Sales: New Europe Film Sales
  • Swiss Distribution: Xenix Filmdistribution GmbH
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