Winner of the prestigious ‘Un Certain Regard’ at Cannes, Grímur Hákonarson’s box-office smash-hit
RAMS finally arrives on Blu-ray and DVD on 30 May 2016, courtesy of Soda Pictures.
Set in a secluded valley in Iceland, brothers Gummi (Sigurjónsson) and Kiddi (Júlíusson) live side by side, tending to their sheep. Their ancestral sheep-stock is considered one of the country’s best, and they are repeatedly awarded for their prized rams who carry an ancient lineage. However, although they share the land and a similar 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, prompting the authorities to decide to cull all the animals in the area to contain the outbreak. This is a near death sentence for the local 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 sibling 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 both themselves and the special breed passed down for generations from extinction…