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Of Horses and Men (2013)

Hross í oss (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 11 March 2015 (USA)
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A country romance about the human streak in the horse and the horse in the human. Love and death become interlaced and with immense consequences. The fortunes of the people in the country through the horses' perception.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ingvar Sigurdsson ... Kolbeinn (as Ingvar E. Sigurðsson)
Charlotte Bøving Charlotte Bøving ... Solveig
Johann Pall Oddson Johann Pall Oddson ... Jon
Kristbjörg Kjeld ... Hildur
Steinn Ármann Magnússon Steinn Ármann Magnússon ... Vernhardur
Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir ... Ása
Helgi Björnsson ... Egill
Vilborg Halldórsdóttir Vilborg Halldórsdóttir ... Thorgardur
Kash Erden Baater Kash Erden Baater ... Gengis
Juris Zablockis Juris Zablockis ... Russian #1
Ikor Lezhenko Ikor Lezhenko ... Russian #2
Atli Rafn Sigurðsson Atli Rafn Sigurðsson ... Óli
Kjartan Ragnarsson Kjartan Ragnarsson ... Grimur
Sigríður María Egilsdóttir Sigríður María Egilsdóttir ... Jóhanna s&ælig;nska
Juan Camilo Román Estrada Juan Camilo Román Estrada ... Juan Camillo (as Juan Camillo Roman Estrada)
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Kolbeinn loves Solveig and Solveig loves Kolbeinn but Kolbeinn is in love with his prized possession and darling, the mare Grána and Grána is obsessed with the stallion Brúnn. Spring is coming and the whole community is following the story. This cannot end well. Vernhardur is in love with vodka and the horse Jarpur loves Vernhardur, his master. Aboard a Russian trawler is a mate by the name of Gengis who doesn't have vodka but loves horses like Jarpur. This not going to end well. Grimur has a passion for ancient horse roads but Egill admires barbed wire fences. Grimur owns a horse and a pair of pincers and Egill owns a tractor. This cannot end well. Johanna loves Raudka, her mare, but Raudka is in love with freedom. On the heath by an old summer cottage lies an injured old man. This could have a happy ending. Juan Camillo loves life and nature and is seeking God in the Icelandic highlands but the horse Old Piebald is tired and longs for rest. How will this end? Well, it all ends in ... Written by FSF

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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The scenery is the real star here.
17 September 2015 | by MOscarbradleySee all my reviews

The one thing that Iceland has no shortage of, apart from ice that is, is scenery and director Benedikt Erlingsson makes great use of it in this strange tale that supposedly describes man's relationship with the horse but which lapses into the surreal often enough for us to wonder if Erlingsson has something else in mind. Indeed, after the scenery, it is the horses who are the real stars here, though if you are a horse lover, the few scenes where they are killed and mutilated by the good folk of Iceland, should give you pause, (though the humans don't come out of it too well, either). It's more like something you might get from the likes of Roy Andersson while on holiday and it's quirky enough to be of more than passing interest. It's also quite short.


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Iceland | Germany | Norway

Release Date:

11 March 2015 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Iceland

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,565, 8 March 2015

Gross USA:

$11,894

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$239,969
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2.35 : 1
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