Perdu. Ennemi. Fraternel. Crépusculaire. Tétu. Austère. Pudique. Taiseux. Solitaire. Solidaire. Poignant. Stylé. Avec des plans fixes et assez longs, deux personnages incroyables et du silence, Grimur Hakonarson livre un film hors norme et hors du temps, qui nous ramène à nos origines et à la dureté du monde, pour mieux le sublimer. Ce monde qui meurt serait presque magique !
Tragicomedy of fraternal love and hate between Icelandic sheep farmers. Sheep mean everything to these stubborn feuding brothers, but can they save their ancient breed from a disease outbreak and the ensuing veterinary bureaucracy?
Impeccably designed film about two brothers at the end of their gene line forced to try and reconcile their differences before it's too late. Landscape plays large and heavy in this odd story that is only really a black comedy in the first half before descending into the darkness of the psyche of an Icelandic winter. 3 stars
An Icelandic deadpan comedy concerning two brothers who haven't spoken in 40 years in spite of living side by side and sharing careers in sheep farming. When, due to disease, the sheep must be slaughtered one brother strives to let the breed survive and must turn to the other despite their differences. Amusing at times but the film offers no real surprises.