Bleak, unfunny, ovine, Icelandic, alleged 'comedy'.
- Rams review by PV
Well, if this is a 'comedy', I'm a Greenland shark! Not one laugh from this little film about 2 squabbling brothers.
It's basically all set in irredeemably bleak Iceland (this is the 2nd Icelandic film I have seen - the first, 'Of Horses and Men' was equally dour and bleak, but better overall).
And it's all about sheep and scrapie, with flocks being destroyed etc.
I like little independent films and would like to give it more, but even at its short length, I was clock-watching after the half-way point. So 2 stars.
2 out of 3 members found this review helpful.
Subtle and moving
- Rams review by RB
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.
6 out of 7 members found this review helpful.
This is a comedy?
- Rams review by RS
"Twelve Years A Slave" had more laughs than this. The film is slow and bleak, and has little dialogue. It is interesting as an insight into rural Iceland, but as with many independent films, it seems to run out of plot before the end. At least you can surf the web whilst watching it and not miss anything!
0 out of 1 members found this review helpful.