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Valdimar Jóhannsson

Lamb (Dýrið)

107' - 2021 - Mystery, Fantasy, Drama, Horror - Dialogue: Icelandic
Director: Valdimar Jóhannsson Composer: Þórarinn Guðnason With: Noomi Rapace, Ingvar Sigurdsson, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson, Hilmir Snær Guðnason
A childless couple in rural Iceland make an alarming discovery one day in their sheep barn. They soon face the consequences of defying the will of nature, in this dark and atmospheric folktale, the striking debut feature from director Valdimar Jóhannsson.
"Two Icelandic sheep farmers seize on a startling discovery during lambing season in Valdimar Johannsson’s first feature. Lamb is a disturbing experience but also a highly original take on the anxieties of being a parent, a tale in which nature plus nurture yields a nightmare." - The Hollywood Reporter

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Valdimar Jóhannsson


Þórarinn Guðnason


Noomi Rapace, Ingvar Sigurdsson, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson, Hilmir Snær Guðnason


Sjón, Valdimar Jóhannsson

Director of Photography

Eli Arenson


Agnieszka Glinska


Peter Gustafsson, Hrönn Kristinsdóttir, Sara Nassim, Jan Naszewski, Erik Rydell, Klaudia Smieja

Executive Producer

Béla Tarr

Production studios

Go to Sheep


The Searchers

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Countries of production

Poland, Iceland, Sweden




Valdimar Jóhannsson
Harmsaga (short, 2008)

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