Grump, The

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
  • Length
    98 min.
  • Language
    Finnish, Russian, English
  • Original Title
    Nöldurseggurinn (aka The Grump)
  • International Title
    Grump, The
  • Production Year
  • Production Countries
    Iceland, Finland
  • IMDB
  • Website
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant
  • Based on a
  • Antecendent Title
    The Man Who Gets Upset About Things
  • Production Format
    Arri Alexa HD
  • Color
  • Screening format and subtitles
    DCP with English subtitles.

Company Credits


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