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Strákarnir okkar (2005)

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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Björn Hlynur Haraldsson ... Ottar Thor
Helgi Björnsson Helgi Björnsson ... Pétur
Arnmundur Ernst Björnsson ... Magnus
Lilja Nótt Þórarinsdóttir Lilja Nótt Þórarinsdóttir ... Gugga (as Lilja Nótt)
Sigurður Skúlason Sigurður Skúlason ... Eiríkur
Lilja Guðrún Þorvaldsdóttir Lilja Guðrún Þorvaldsdóttir ... Ragnheiður
Jón Atli Jónasson Jón Atli Jónasson ... Orri
Björk Jakobsdóttir Björk Jakobsdóttir ... Lára
Damon Younger ... Brósi
Erlendur Eiríksson Erlendur Eiríksson ... Alfreð
Valdimar Örn Flygenring Valdimar Örn Flygenring ... Valdi
Marius Sverrisson Marius Sverrisson ... Starri
Viðir Guðmundsson Viðir Guðmundsson ... Daníel
Magnús Jónsson ... Aron
Davíð Guðbrandsson Davíð Guðbrandsson ... Ingvar
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Storyline

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

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site [Spain]

Country:

Iceland | Finland | UK

Language:

Icelandic

Release Date:

2 September 2005 (Iceland) See more »

Also Known As:

11 Homens Dentro do Campo e Fora do Armário See more »

Filming Locations:

Reykjavík, Iceland

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Box Office

Budget:

€1,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,302, 18 November 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,302, 18 November 2007
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Quotes

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 Philadelphia (1993) See more »

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A gay pride caper that is short on comedy
31 March 2006 | by raseczSee all my reviews

The film wastes no time getting to the meat of the story: a successful player in one of Iceland's top soccer teams reveals to the press that he is homosexual. That revelation and how it is done produces the only good laugh. For the remainder of this gay caper, the humor goes flat. (Humor is of course cultural. Maybe in Iceland they find the film funny.) The real underlying comedy is how the main character's homosexuality is the object of virulent reproach while the wife's chronic drunkenness is almost accepted as normal. As can be expected of such light fare, all ends in a positive mood and with a big hurrah for gay pride.


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