Directed by Róbert Douglas
With Björn Hlynur Haraldsson, Lilja Nótt Dórakinsdóttir, Arnmunder Ernst
Year of Production 2005
Running Time 84 minutes
With english hardcoded subtitles
note:this seems to be a rip from a screener (not a comercially released DVD) so there is a timecode on the screen. however apart from a lild distraction it doesn't really creates a problem in watching the film.
From the London Gay and lesbian Film festival site
Eleven Men Out is a successful combination of a coming out tale and an underdog-makes-good soccer story. Ottar, a sexy pro footballer decides to come out, with little warning, in a magazine interview (he thinks it might get him on the cover). Horrified, the board of directors (including his dad) suspend him immediately. Undeterred Ottar joins an amateur team that already has a few queer players. Attracted by the footballing star's notoriety, more gay soccer lads join, while the straight boys on the team hilariously run in the opposite direction. The new queer team keeps winning matches, but mostly because each tie is cancelled. Meanwhile, Ottar attempts to go steady with a teammate, but fails dismally, whilst Magnus, his adolescent son from his previous marriage to a former Miss Iceland, goes through the excruciating embarrassment of having a famous father making a show of himself. Eleven Men Out feels like a sublime mix of a British working class comedy like Rita, Sue and Bob Too, and a locker room fantasy, all held together with deliciously deadpan Icelandic humour.