Eleven Men Out

Eleven Men Out

Director: Robert I. Douglas

Cast: Björn Hlynur Haraldsson, Lilja Nott, Arnmundur Ernst

     
 
A sports star's career takes a sudden roller coaster ride when he makes a very unexpected announcement in this comedy from Iceland. Ottar Thor (Bjorn Hlynur Haraldsson) is a well-known soccer player whose life off the field isn't as successful as his career in football. Thor's marriage to a one-time beauty queen ended in a bitter divorce, his 13-year-old son Magnus

Overview

A sports star's career takes a sudden roller coaster ride when he makes a very unexpected announcement in this comedy from Iceland. Ottar Thor (Bjorn Hlynur Haraldsson) is a well-known soccer player whose life off the field isn't as successful as his career in football. Thor's marriage to a one-time beauty queen ended in a bitter divorce, his 13-year-old son Magnus (Arnmundur Ernst) would rather play video games than talk to his dad, and his obnoxious father and brother have moved in to his home. One day, while talking to a reporter after a game, Thor mentions that he's gay without really thinking about what might happen, and suddenly his world is turned upside down. The owners of Thor's team, as well as his fellow players, turn against him and kick him off the squad, while his family is more than a bit taken aback. Still eager to play, Thor takes up an invitation to join a semi-pro team coached by a friend, which already has a few gay players. Thor's presence on the team, and the media circus over his decision to come out, put a new spotlight on the gay footballers, and several more decide to move out of the closet and onto Thor's team. Suddenly Thor is a sports star again with a winning record (though a few victories come from forfeits, since some clubs are unwilling to take the field with a queer team), and his old team decides to challenge them to a special match...that just so happens to coincide with Gay Pride Day. Meanwhile, Thor decides to act on his attraction toward one of his teammates, but discovers that his dreamboat isn't much of a catch off the field. Eleven Men Out (aka Stratkarnir Okkar) received its North American premier at the 2005 Toronto Film Festival.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/04/2008
UPC:
0858423001322
Original Release:
2005
Rating:
R
Source:
Here
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:24:00

Special Features

Three featurettes from Here! news with footage from Chicago Gay games and Montreal Outgames; Photo gallery

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Björn Hlynur Haraldsson Ottar Thor
Lilja Nott Actor
Arnmundur Ernst Magnus
Helgi Bjornson Actor
Sigurdur Skúlason Actor
Thornorstein Bachmann Actor
Bjork Jakobsdottir Actor
Jon Alti Jonasson Actor
Vidir Gudmundsson Actor

Technical Credits
Robert I. Douglas Director,Screenwriter
G. Magni Agustsson Cinematographer
Linda Bjorg Arnadottir Costumes/Costume Designer
Huldar Freyr Arnarsson Sound/Sound Designer
Asta Briem Editor
Mike Downey Co-producer
Konrad Haller Production Designer
Jukka Helle Co-producer
Bardi Johannsson Score Composer,Asst. Director
Jon Alti Jonasson Screenwriter
Telma Björk Jónsdóttir Costumes/Costume Designer
Julius Kemp Producer
Minus Score Composer
Markus Selin Co-producer
Sam Taylor Co-producer
Ingvar Thorolarson Producer
Chowee Ingvar Þórdarson Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Eleven Men Out
1. The Penalty [5:22]
2. At the Club [4:14]
3. Talk to Your Dad [4:23]
4. Dinner [3:06]
5. New Team [5:54]
6. Top of the League [4:02]
7. Video Store [4:14]
8. Fight [4:25]
9. Dancing [3:38]
10. Drunks [7:02]
11. Countryside [4:53]
12. Cafe Cambodia [2:48]
13. Brothers [5:37]
14. Team Spirit [3:37]
15. Domestic Violence [3:26]
16. Sold Out Game [2:35]
17. Gay Pride [6:01]
18. Same Team [8:45]

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