The Grump
The Grump

The Grump

A stubbornly traditional eighty-year-old farmer — whose social attitudes verge on the prehistoric — raises hell when he is forced to move in with his sadsack, city-dwelling son and domineering daughter-in-law.


The Grump is a comedy about family relationships. The main character is an introvert father-in-law, a self-made philosopher with his more than peculiar opinions. He hurts his leg and has to move to the city, to be taken care of by his daughter-in-law. His son, estranged from his parents and his farmhouse duties, has to look after the father’s farm and take care of his demented mother, in a hospice. The crash of the cultures is inevitable. The daughter-in-law, a rising star in her business career, gets a new challenge as the father-in-law refuses to remain in bed while convalescing. He takes an active part in her business negotiations with the Russians. The outcome is greater than the sum of its parts – but in a surprising way that no one can foresee.

About the film

  • Type: Feature Film
  • National Premiere Date: March 6, 2015, Háskólabíó
  • International Premiere Date: September 4, 2014, Toronto International Film Festival
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Length: 98 min.
  • Language: Finnish, Russian, English
  • Original Title: Nöldurseggurinn (aka The Grump)
  • International Title: The Grump
  • Production Year: 2014
  • Production Countries: Iceland, Finland
  • IMDB: The Grump
  • Website:[showUid]=637&cHash=5041c38233
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant: Yes
  • Based on a : Novel
  • Antecendent Title: The Man Who Gets Upset About Things
  • Production Format: Arri Alexa HD
  • Color: Yes
  • Screening format and subtitles: DCP with English subtitles.



Company Credits


  • Edduverðlaunin / Edda Awards, 2016 - Award: Nominated for Musical Score of the year (Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson).
  • The Norwegian International Film Festival Haugesund, 2015
  • Toronto International Film Festival, 2014

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