Rent Lamb (2021)

3.3 of 5 from 324 ratings
1h 42min
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Synopsis:
An audacious, genre-defying mix of horror and folklore, 'Lamb' is the debut feature from Icelandic writer-director Valdimar Johannsson. A couple on a remote sheep farm find a mysterious newborn and decide to raise it as their own, but soon face the consequences of defying the will of nature.
Actors:
, , , , Ester Bibi, Arnþruður Dögg Sigurðardóttir, Theodór Ingi Ólafsson, Sigurður Elvar Viðarson, Gunnar Þor Karlsson, Lára Björk Hall
Directors:
Valdimar Jóhannsson
Producers:
Piodor Gustafsson, Hrönn Kristinsdóttir, Sara Nassim, Jan Naszewski, Erik Rydell, Klaudia Smieja
Voiced By:
Lára Björk Hall
Writers:
Sjón Sigurdsson, Valdimar Jóhannsson
Aka:
Lamm
Studio:
Mubi
Genres:
Drama, Horror, Thrillers
Countries:
Iceland
BBFC:
Release Date:
28/03/2022
Run Time:
102 minutes
Languages:
Icelandic Dolby Digital 2.0, Icelandic Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles:
English, English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.39:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Q&A with Director Valdimar Johannsson and Noomi Rapace
BBFC:
Release Date:
28/03/2022
Run Time:
106 minutes
Languages:
Icelandic DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0, Icelandic DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
Subtitles:
English, English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.39:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Q&A with Director Valdimar Johannsson and Noomi Rapace

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Reviews (4) of Lamb

Brilliant original film - Lamb review by DR

Spoiler Alert
07/06/2022

Superb - not your run- of- the mill Hollywood crap. Scenic and austere almost silent at times. Relax and enjoy the uniqueness and surprising storyline.am sure it won’t be everyone’s cup of tea but I am still musing about a week later Noomi Rapace is as ever outstanding. This is how to make proper films !!!!! Highly recommended if you like off the wall gritty tales

4 out of 7 members found this review helpful.

An astonishing, indefinable film - Lamb review by NP

Spoiler Alert
25/01/2023

‘Lamb’ is an extraordinary film from Iceland, which leaves you in no doubt that working on a farm there is hard, relentless and isolated. So when Maria (Noomi Rapace) and her husband Ingvar (Hilmir Snær Guðnason) are visited by Ingvar’s errant brother Pétur (Björn Hlynur Haraldsson), you realise how idyllic their life was, despite the hardships.

The reason for this is, after the loss of their child some unspecified time earlier, they have a new little one. Strange and mysterious: an aberration, it seems, but nevertheless, the apple of their eye. The child’s strangeness provokes a series of reactions from the audience – laughter, incredulity and even revulsion, all of which are accommodated for in the production – and yet, when Pétur is similarly incredulous, we resent what he might do.

The effects in ‘Lamb’ are as wonderful as they can possibly be, and Ada the child (voiced by Lára Björk Hall) is, when we have finally realised what she is, utterly appealing. It’s easy to understand the couple’s attachment to her – so much so that when her maternal mother shows ‘too much’ interest, Maria’s reaction to the perceived intrusion is explosive. So too, is the final, astonishing twist which came as a huge surprise to me, but makes perfect sense.

Not an easy film to define, and it leaves you with several different emotions once it ends, ‘Lamb’ is thoroughly recommended.

2 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

A nice and quiet horror. - Lamb review by CSF

Spoiler Alert
25/07/2023

Very difficult to write a review without spoilers. Some people succeeded remarkably! It is about a sheep farm in the middle of nowhere in a very cold country. After losting one, the happy couple of farmers manage to have a child eventually. Very slowly and very artistically, we are led through an incredible revelation. The first revelation is quick and one has to be attentive; you even wonder if you really saw it. Then comes the next revelation and you try to recover from the soft blow. When a member of the family visits them, he goes through the same soft blows as the spectator and reacts as the spectator (which is a relief). The film could also have been called The Silence of the Lamb, even if it has nothing to do with this story. I would say that the meaning or the lesson in the film is that one can be happy even when one is very different from the norm. But for how long..... My criticism is that I found the film too sober!

0 out of 0 members found this review helpful.

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