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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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Róbert I. Douglas
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Björn Hlynur Haraldsson ... Ottar Thor
Helgi Björnsson ... Pétur
Arnmundur Ernst Björnsson ... Magnus
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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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 »

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Did You Know?

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 Moulin Rouge! (2001) See more »

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Great Fun from the Toronto International Film Festival: 2005
15 September 2005 | by JamesterSee all my reviews

I saw this at the Toronto International Film Festival with the director present.

This was a fun ride. This Icelandic film about a gay athlete that comes out to his team and family outlines the follow-up pressures in a fun, light, and at times serious tone. This mix was a great balance for a drama/comedy making it highly accessible. Not only do we see the immediate implications from his outing, but the athlete takes strong action to get on with his life and to help those around him accept the simple fact that he's gay -- which is no big deal to him, but which is evidently a big deal to so many people around him. This keeps you rooting for things to work out, and for his family, friends and fellow athletes to simply accept this part of him and get on with it -- including their own lives.

The overall disfunctionality of everyone creates characters that are at times caricatures, but that really add a light and well-rounded touch to this work. In fact, being caricatures adds a nice touch of depth to the overall character developmnet. I'm glad the characters were lightened up as this resulted in some humour that really made this film work.

Overall, I had a fun time watching this. I hope you do as well!


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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:

EUR1,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,302, 18 November 2007

Gross USA:

$1,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$278,388
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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