A simply but skillfully told tale of the hardships of isolated rural life in Iceland
-Todd McCarthy, The Hollywood Reporter
“Rams” is a touching humanist drama set in a remote farming valley where two estranged brothers must come together to save what’s dearest to them: their sheep.
-Alissa Simon, Variety
Rams feels of a piece with any 13th-century Icelandic saga, and makes engaging viewing.
-Casper Llewellyn Smith, The Guardian
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.
Theatrical Release Date
Friday, February 12, 2016
Original Languages: Icelandic
Running Time: 93 min
Year: 2014 Status: Post-Production