In the Dominican Republic, cockfighting is the national sport. One of the best-known breeders is Jón Ingi Gíslason, a farmer’s son from Iceland. Filmmaker Þorfinnur Guðnason tells his story and we meet colourful characters like Gabriel, the eleven-year-old shoe-shine boy who dreams of owning a cock from the Vikingo farm and becoming a famous gallero like Jón Ingi.

About the film

  • Type: Documentary
  • National Premiere Date: November 28, 2014, Sambíó
  • Length: 80 min.
  • Language: Icelandic, Spanish
  • Original Title: Vikingo
  • International Title: Vikingo
  • Production Year: 2014
  • Production Countries: Iceland, Dominican Republic
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant: Yes
  • Production Format: HD
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Color: Yes
  • Sound: Dolby
  • Screening format and subtitles: DCP, Icelandic and English subtitles


Company Credits


  • Nordische Filmtage Lübeck, Þýskalandi, 2016

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