Ottar Thor is the champion player of the Icelandic football team KR (Reykjavik FC). A popular player, he causes a scandal when he admits to being gay. He soon finds himself on the bench for most of his matches and decides to call it quits with KR. He joins a small amateur team mainly made up of gay men trying to play soccer in a straight world. The director of KR, who happens to be Ottar’s dad, tries everything in his power to persuade Ottar to come back and play for his team, but the catch is that he needs to get himself back into the closet before playing pro football again. Ottar also has a son, a teenager that is not coping too well with the attention his dad is getting. Ottar finally gives into his father and returns to KR on the condition that KR plays one match against the gay team. His father accepts his conditions, not realising that the match will take place on Gay Pride Day.
Róbert Ingi Douglas (born 4 June 1973 in Reykjavík) is an Icelandic film director, screenwriter and cinematographer who made his feature film debut with Íslenski draumurinn (2000). That film became a sleeper hit in the summer of 2000 becoming one of Iceland’s biggest box-office hits that year. Róbert Douglas followed the success of his first film with a darker film about subtle racism in Iceland’s society, Maður eins og ég (2002). That film proved to be another commercial success in Iceland. Douglas has just completed Eleven Men Out (2005), a film about an all-gay soccer team. The film has already become a success outside of Iceland and is the director’s first film to do so. Before making Eleven Men Out, Douglas made a documentary for television.
Douglas is half Irish, half Icelandic. His mother is from Iceland and his father is from Northern Ireland. —wikipedia