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Eleven Men Out (2005)
"Strákarnir okkar" (original title)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  2 September 2005 (Iceland)
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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). ... See full summary »

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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)  »

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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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Orri: Dad can be tough, but I'm trying to ease him into this homosexual vibe that's going on here, I rented him that movie Philadelphia, with that actor...
Pétur: Tom Cruise?
Ottar Thor: Tom Hanks!
Orri: Yes, him... About the brave homo, who has AIDS and dies.
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Funny film from Iceland
3 October 2005 | by (Iceland) – See all my reviews

It's been a long time since we've had a genuinely funny film here in Iceland. Been to dramatic over the last years. This film is first and foremost a feel-good and light affair about a star football player that comes out of the closet and the way he and his family deal with it. It's not the old story of somebody coming out and having huge problems with it, the main character here seems to have no problems with his gay life and it's more his teammates and most notably his teenage son and ex-beauty queen wife that have some unclear issues about him being gay. The film decides to take the humorous road and it's refreshing to see a film about gay themes that does not take itself too seriously. It does have it's dramatic moments, but the drama/comedy is a nice blend and the film makers manage to do this very well. The director has been very popular here in Iceland with his earlier films but has yet to do anything notable outside of Iceland, this seems to be the film that might get him noticed abroad, let's hope so anyway.


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