Rent Rams (2015)

3.6 of 5 from 391 ratings
1h 29min
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Synopsis:
In a secluded valley in Iceland, brothers Gummi and Kiddi live side by side, tending to their prized ancestral sheep. But a long-term grudge means that they haven't spoken to each other for four decades, passing messages via the sheep dog. When a lethal ovine disease suddenly appears in the valley, the authorities move in to cull all of the livestock. But Gummi and Kiddi don't give up 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 sheep - and themselves - from extinction.
Actors:
, , , Jon Benonysson, , Þorleifur Einarsson, , , , , Ólafur Ólafsson, Jenný Lára Arnórsdóttir, Guðrún Sveinbjörnsdóttir, , Anna Sæunn Ólafsdóttir, Sigurlína Tryggvadóttir
Directors:
Producers:
Grímar Jónsson
Writers:
Grímur Hákonarson
Aka:
Hrútar
Studio:
Soda Pictures
Genres:
Drama
Countries:
Iceland, Top 100 Films, Drama
Awards:

2015 Cannes Un Certian Regard

BBFC:
Release Date:
30/05/2016
Run Time:
89 minutes
Languages:
Icelandic
Subtitles:
English, English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • BFI Q&A with director Grímur Häkonarson (30 mins)
  • Short Film "Wrestling" (2007, 20 mins) Directed by Grímur Häkonarson
BBFC:
Release Date:
30/05/2016
Run Time:
93 minutes
Languages:
Icelandic
Subtitles:
English, English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • BFI Q&A with director Grímur Häkonarson (30 mins)
  • Short Film "Wrestling" (2007, 20 mins) Directed by Grímur Häkonarson

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Reviews (9) of Rams

Subtle and moving - Rams review by RB

Spoiler Alert
07/10/2016

The bleak backdrop of Iceland had its own beauty, rather like the relationship between the two brothers, who lived side by side but hadn't spoken to each other for 30 years. There was an understated humour which we found appealing and the characterisation and plot built in a way that kept us involved throughout.

The acting was superb.

If you like small independent films that are as far removed from Hollywood as possible, see this film.

Strongly recommended.

7 out of 8 members found this review helpful.

Best Icelandic Sheep Based Film I've Seen - Rams review by RW

Spoiler Alert
19/08/2017

Had I knew what the film was about before sitting down to watch it, I would have gone down the pub, however I'm glad I did watch it. Superb story, acting and cinematography. Humorous (subtle and not "laugh out loud"), but also dark and poignant. Please take a punt and watch it, unless your favourite film is "Dude, where's my car?".

4 out of 4 members found this review helpful.

Beautiful landscapes and sheep based drama, what more could you want. - Rams review by DW

Spoiler Alert
08/04/2018

Great independent film.

Highly recommended, high drama and tragedy.

Beautiful landscapes and sheep based drama, what more could you want.

3 out of 3 members found this review helpful.

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