Rams

Rams

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Catalogue no: PAL156

Media: DVD

Classification: M

Category: World Film

Genre: Drama

Barcode: 9322225216389

No of Discs: 1

Language: Icelandic

Year: 2015

Release Date: 17-08-2016

Availability: In stock

$19.95
Who would have thought that a tale about sheep in rural Iceland could bring tears to your eyes? Grimur Hakonarson's Rams does just that.

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Who would have thought that a tale about sheep in rural Iceland could bring tears to your eyes? Grimur Hakonarson's Rams does just that. Majestically shot in a spectacular, weather-swept valley, this wryly observed fable about two brothers who are more obstinate than the sheep they breed begins as a droll comedy about rural life and grows into a graceful and mythic tale about family, community and legacy. Siblings Gummi (Sigurour Sigurjonsson) and Kiddi (Theodor Juliusson) have been living side by side without speaking to each other for forty years, each tending to their pedigree ancestral flock. When communication can't be avoided, Kiddi's dog Somi trots between houses carrying their handwritten notes between his teeth. Kiddi is a boozer and brawler, a popular figure at community get-togethers, but it's through the eyes of his gentle younger brother Gummi that we see him acting out. Their world is upended when the valley comes under threat from infection. While neighbours abandon their land, each brother tries to stave off disaster: Kiddi by taking action and Gummi by using his wits. As the authorities close in, there's every reason for them to set aside a lifetime of hostility to save their special breed, and their unique way of life, from extinction. But can they?

Additional Information

Actors Sigurour Sigurjonsson, Theodor Juliusson, Charlotte Boving, Jon Benonysson
Director Grimur Hakonarson
Producer Grimar Jonsson
Aspect Ratio 2.35:1 16:9 Anamorphic Widescreen
Video Encoding PAL
Audio Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital 2.0
Region 4
Runtime 89

Digitales Reviews

Rams Review by Bre
Star
1) Did you like it?
Yes!

2) Why?
If I had to sum up the movie in one word – beautiful. It's a simple story and there isn't as much dialogue as we're used to, but it proved to be funny and moving in a quaint and charming way.

The story follows two brothers who raise sheep in a small Icelandic village who have not spoken in 40 years. When one of the brother's prize sheep starts showing symptoms of a lethal and highly contagious disease, they both try to save the sheep they love and take a stand against the authorities in their own unique ways.

3) "You would enjoy this movie if…”
You enjoy bittersweet stories.

4) “This movie made me think about…”
How strong the bond of family is.

5) Overall rating?
4 stars. (Posted on 19/09/2016)