Eleven Men Out
Eleven Men Out

Eleven Men Out

An all gay football team in an amateur football league get the chance of a lifetime when they have the opportunity to play against the big guns. Priscilla Queen of the Desert meets Ken Loach in Iceland.


Ottar Thor is a champion soccer star, handsome and arrogant, who after winning a game casually tells a journalist he's gay. Imagine the surprise to his wife, a former Miss Iceland, his teenage son, already sullen and troubled, and his father, Thor's macho coach.

Much to the chagrin of his family, Ottar exchanges one sort of domesticity for another. After choosing a same-sex partner, he is kicked off the championship team where players are presumably straight. But, once a player, always a player and Ottar accepts a spot on a team in a basement soccer league that gay sportsmen from all over Iceland soon insist on joining.

About the film

  • Type: Feature Film
  • National Premiere Date: September 2, 2005
  • Genre: Comedy, Drama
  • Length: 86 min.
  • Language: Icelandic
  • Original Title: Strákarnir okkar
  • International Title: Eleven Men Out
  • Production Year: 2005
  • Production Countries: Iceland, Finland, United Kingdom
  • IMDB: Eleven Men Out
  • Website:
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant: Yes
  • Production Format: Super 16mm
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Color: Yes
  • Sound: Dolby Stereo SR
  • Screening format and subtitles: 35mm film without sub. DigiBeta with English sub.



Company Credits


  • Torino GLBT Film Festival, Italy, 2012
  • ARTscape, Lithuania, 2011
  • Brisbane Queer Film Festival, 2007
  • Traverse City Film Festival, 2007
  • Toronto International Film Festival, 2005
  • Berlin International Film Festival, 2005
  • Edda Award, 2005 - Award: Nominated for Feature Film of the Year. Nominated for Actor of the Year in a Supporting Role (Helgi Björnsson, Jón Atli Jónasson, Þorsteinn Bachmann).


  • Here! films, 2008 - DVD
  • SAM myndir, 2005 - DVD

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