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Of Horses and Men

1h 21m Comedy, Drama, Romance 2013

A country romance about the human streak in the horse, and the horse in the human. Love and death become interlaced, and with immense consequences.

An extraordinary tale exploring the timeless relationship between human and horse, Of Horses and Men is an equine odyssey from celebrated Icelandic filmmaker Fridrik Thor Fridriksson (Cold Fever, Devil’s Island) and director Benedikt Erlingsson.

The story of Kolbeinn (Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson, K-19: The Widowmaker), a man of the land, who is in love with Solveig (Charlotte Bøving). With an open heart she returns his love and admiration, but must understand that Kolbeinn is staunchly dedicated to his prized possession and darling, the mare Grána, who is in turn obsessed with the mighty stallion, Brúnn.

Love and death become interlaced with immense consequences for the whole community as we follow the fortunes of the townsfolk through the horses’ wide-eyed perception in Of Horses and Men.


Ingvar Sigurdsson (Kolbeinn) , Charlotte Bøving (Solveig) , Johann Pall Oddson (Jon) , Kristbjörg Kjeld (Hildur)


Icelandic, Swedish, English, Spanish, Russian


Iceland, Germany, Norway

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