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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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Ottar Thor
Helgi Björnsson ...
Pétur
Arnmundur Ernst Björnsson ...
Magnus
Lilja Nótt Þórarinsdóttir ...
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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References Moulin Rouge! (2001) See more »

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The flip side of Brokeback
20 March 2006 | by (Derry, Ireland) – See all my reviews

As 'coming out' movies go this cheap and immensely cheerful Icelandic comedy is as nifty as you could wish. Ottar is his local soccer team's best player when, in the film's opening minutes, he announces to his team mates, his father and his teenage son, not to mention a local journalist there to do a sports story, that he is gay. What follows is a highly entertaining, feel-good movie about being true to yourself and winning, if not all of the people then some of the people, (the right people, presumably), round to your liberal way of thinking.

It doesn't shirk away from more serious issues such as homophobia and the effect of coming out has on your wife and family, but as Ottar finds other players to join him when he is ostracized by his own team and eventually form a 'gay team' of their own, they are not interested in gay agitprop but in simply having a good time. This they manage to do despite the almost perpetual rain that seems to plague Iceland, at least when this film was made. Very enjoyable, then. All that's missing is any trace of football.


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