In a remote Icelandic farming valley, two brothers who haven't spoken in 40 years have to come together in order to save what's dearest to them - their sheep.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sigurður Sigurjónsson ... Gummi
Theodór Júlíusson Theodór Júlíusson ... Kiddi
Charlotte Bøving Charlotte Bøving ... Katrin
Jón Benónýsson Jón Benónýsson ... Runólfur
Gunnar Jónsson ... Grímur
Sveinn Ólafur Gunnarsson ... Bjarni
Þorleifur Einarsson ... Sindri
Ingrid Jónsdóttir Ingrid Jónsdóttir ... Eygló
Jörundur Ragnarsson ... Villi
Viktor Már Bjarnason Viktor Már Bjarnason ... Finnur
Ólafur Ólafsson Ólafur Ólafsson ... Tóti
Jenný Lára Arnórsdóttir Jenný Lára Arnórsdóttir ... Þórey
Guðrún Sveinbjörnsdóttir Guðrún Sveinbjörnsdóttir ... Hildur
Sigurlína Tryggvadóttir Sigurlína Tryggvadóttir ... Sigurlína
Þorsteinn Gunnar Bjarnason Þorsteinn Gunnar Bjarnason ... Beggi Lögga
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In a secluded valley in Iceland, Gummi and Kiddi live side by side, tending to their sheep. Their ancestral sheep-stock is considered one of the country's best and the two brothers are repeatedly awarded for their prized rams who carry an ancient lineage. Although they share the land and a way of life, Gummi and Kiddi have not spoken to each other in four decades. When a lethal disease suddenly infects Kiddi's sheep, the entire valley comes under threat. The authorities decide to cull all the animals in the area to contain the outbreak. This is a near death sentence for the farmers, whose sheep are their main source of income, and many abandon their land. But Gummi and Kiddi don't give up so easily - and each brother tries to stave off the disaster in his own fashion: Kiddi by using his rifle and Gummi by using his wits. As the authorities close in the brothers will need to come together to save the special breed passed down for generations, and themselves, from extinction. Written by Netop Films

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The story of two brothers, eight sheep, and one really big grudge. See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for language and brief graphic nudity | See all certifications »

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The sheep are credited as actors. See more »

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Referenced in Film 2018: Episode #45.3 (2016) See more »

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Winter
by Atli Örvarsson
2015 Lakeshore Records
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brothers deal with a lot more than sheep
10 February 2016 | by cdcrbSee all my reviews

this is a movie for people who love movies. Iceland is always a great background for a movie and here, like in other Icelandic movies, it is a main character. the others are two brothers who have not spoken for 40 years. they raise sheep and must deal with the devastation that comes when disease arrives and infects the rams. in many situations like this, blood is thicker than water. that's the case here. we don't learn what happened to drive the brothers apart and they only communicate through dog express. (a little too cute for my taste). loneliness, both literally and figuratively, is on display. but the movie is not depressing. others might quibble with me about that. a movie for grown ups. Oscar worthy in my opinion.


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Country:

Iceland | Denmark | Norway | Poland

Language:

Icelandic

Release Date:

28 May 2015 (Iceland) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR1,750,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,289, 7 February 2016

Gross USA:

$149,250

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,826,583
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2.35 : 1
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