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Rams

6.7
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Original title
Hrútar (Rams)
Year
Running time
93 min.
Country
Iceland Iceland
Director
Screenwriter
Grímur Hákonarson
Music
Atli Örvarsson
Cinematography
Sturla Brandth Grøvlen
Cast
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Producer
Co-production Iceland-Denmark-Norway-Poland; Aeroplan Film / Film Farms / Netop Films / Profile Pictures
Genre
Drama | Old Age. Animals. Family Relationships. Small Town Life (Non-North American)
Synopsis / Plot
In a secluded valley in Iceland, Gummi and Kiddi live side by side, tending to their sheep. Their ancestral sheep-stock is considered one of the country's best and the two brothers are repeatedly awarded for their prized rams who carry an ancient lineage. Although they share the land and a way of life, Gummi and Kiddi have not spoken to each other in four decades. When a lethal disease suddenly infects Kiddi's sheep, the entire valley comes under threat. The authorities decide to cull all the animals in the area to contain the outbreak. This is a near death sentence for the farmers, whose sheep are their main source of income, and many abandon their land. But Gummi and Kiddi don't give up so easily - and each brother tries to stave off the disaster in his own fashion: Kiddi by using his rifle and Gummi by using his wits. As the authorities close in the brothers will need to come together to save the special breed passed down for generations, and themselves, from extinction.
Awards
2015: Cannes Film Festival: Best Film ("Un Certain Regard")
2015: European Films Awards: Nominated for Best Film
2015: Hamptons International Film Festival: Best Movie (Narrative Feature)
2015: Valladolid International Film Festival - Seminci: Official Selection
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