Of Horses and Men 2013

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Winner of the Best New Director award at the San Sebastian Film Festival, Benedikt Erlingsson’s critically acclaimed debut feature OF HORSES AND MEN is a darkly comic country romance about the human streak in the horse and the horse in the human. Set in the stunning Icelandic countryside, love, death and sex become interlaced in this playful, affectionate yet unflinching portrait of a remote valley community as seen from the horses’ perspective. Unique and highly entertaining, OF HORSES AND MEN was Iceland’s official submission for the 2014 Oscars and won in six categories at the 2014 Edda Awards (the Icelandic Film and Television Academy), including Director of the Year, Screenplay of the Year and Best Film.

Starring:
Ingvar Eggert SigurðSson, Charlotte BøVing
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DVD, Blu-ray

Of Horses And Men

Product Details

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  • Feature ages_15_and_over
Runtime 1 hour 21 minutes
Starring Ingvar Eggert SigurðSson, Charlotte BøVing, Helgi BjöRnsson, SigríðUr MaríA EgilsdóTtir, Maria Ellingsen, Juan Camillo Roman Estrada, Halldora Geirhardsdottir, Erlingur Gislason, Kristbjörg Kjeld, Steinn Armann Magnusson
Director Benedikt Erlingsson
Genres Comedy, Romance
Studio AXIOM FILMS
Rental release 22 September 2014
Main languages Icelandic
Subtitles English
Discs
  • Feature ages_15_and_over
Runtime 1 hour 21 minutes
Starring Ingvar Eggert SigurðSson, Charlotte BøVing, Helgi BjöRnsson, SigríðUr MaríA EgilsdóTtir, Maria Ellingsen, Juan Camillo Roman Estrada, Halldora Geirhardsdottir, Erlingur Gislason, Kristbjörg Kjeld, Steinn Armann Magnusson
Director Benedikt Erlingsson
Genres Comedy, Romance
Studio AXIOM FILMS
Rental release 22 September 2014
Main languages Icelandic
Subtitles English

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Crazy Cy on 24 Sep 2014
Format: Blu-ray
Really enjoyed this film! A pleasingly odd little gem full of striking images. Realistically I'd give it 4/5 but have added an extra star to counter the idiocy of the last 'review'!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Andrew Hingston on 27 Sep 2014
Format: Blu-ray
A quite stunning film set amongst a horse breeding community in Iceland. Anyone expecting a romanticised and sanitised story about people and animals will be surprised, though. The film is episodic, with the relationship between the events and characters emerging only through the film, humour mixes with tragedy, and the squeamish have to wait for the end for reassurance that the film was made by horse lovers and no horses were harmed. That the actors and crew were all experienced in working with horses is very clear from the start, and, yes, they do speak Icelandic or in one case Swedish, though the subtitling is well done. A film by adults, for adults.
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Format: DVD Verified Purchase
An engrossing movie even for non-horse people and apparently an insight into a mysterious country. No plot in the conventional sense but as a slice of exotic life it's fascinating. However - some people have been getting exercised over subtitles in recent reviews so be warned - some parts of the film have none.
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0 of 27 people found the following review helpful By reggie on 24 Sep 2014
Format: Blu-ray
Haven't watched this film but just googled it and it has SUBTITLES - I wish Lovefilm would say when a film has subtitles but it never does. If I had a penny for every film I've ordered only to find it's got blimming subtitles.....
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