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Eleven Men Out (2005)

Strákarnir okkar (original title)
The star player of Icelands top football team causes a stir when he admits to being gay to his team mates and then goes on a journey to discover himself (with the help of the local press). ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Ottar Thor
Helgi Björnsson ...
Pétur
Arnmundur Ernst Björnsson ...
Magnus
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Gugga (as Lilja Nótt)
Sigurður Skúlason ...
Eiríkur
Lilja Guðrún Þorvaldsdóttir ...
Ragnheiður
Jón Atli Jónasson ...
Orri
Björk Jakobsdóttir ...
Lára
Damon Younger ...
Brósi
Erlendur Eiríksson ...
Valdimar Örn Flygenring ...
Valdi
Marius Sverrisson ...
Starri
Viðir Guðmundsson ...
Daníel
Magnús Jónsson ...
Aron
Davíð Guðbrandsson ...
Ingvar
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The star player of Icelands top football team causes a stir when he admits to being gay to his team mates and then goes on a journey to discover himself (with the help of the local press). He soon finds himself on the bench for most of his teams matches and decides to call it quits and join a small amateur team made up of men like himself - gay guys trying to play football in a straight world of Icelandic fishing culture machoism. Written by mosfilm

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The beautiful game just got prettier

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Comedy | Drama | Romance | Sport

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Rated R for strong sexual content, graphic nudity and language | See all certifications »

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2 September 2005 (Iceland)  »

Also Known As:

11 Homens Dentro do Campo e Fora do Armário  »

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Budget:

€1,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,302 (USA) (16 November 2007)

Gross:

$1,302 (USA) (16 November 2007)
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2.35 : 1
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Quotes

Georg: So you are seriously telling me you are all gay?
Pétur: Yes this is the gay team from the south.
Georg: That's so interesting. We like to think of ourselves as quite liberal in this village, we even run a multicultural center... my wife runs it, it's called Café Cambodia. It has Kareoki.
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Miscategorized as Comedy
6 July 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Comparing this film (categorized as a comedy) with other queer comedy titles throws off the potential viewer.

While possibly droll in a few parts, Eleven Men doesn't raise even a wry chuckle.

What this film does do is track the fallout of a professional soccer player and his family (parents, siblings, ex-wife and child) along with the interactions in his soccer club (old and new) when that player announces that he is gay.

While working hard to not be political or for/against the gay cause, the player's new team can't help but be caught up in the hype of their new gay player and the stigma it throws on the team.

Not as dry as a documentary, but not as light as an American attempt at the same material. Interesting more than entertaining. Good, just not fun.


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