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Outlaw: The Saga of Gisli (1981)
"Útlaginn" (original title)

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Tinna Gunnlaugsdóttir
Arnar Jónsson
Kristján Jóhann Jónsson ...
(as Kristjan J. Jonsson)
Þráinn Karlsson
Benedikt Sigurðarson
Helgi Skúlason
Ragnheiður Steindórsdóttir
Bjarni Steingrímsson
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Brings an Icelandic saga to life on the screen
28 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

After decades of phony Hollywood Vikings, you can finally see the real thing if this film ever makes it to video or DVD. It is made in Iceland, with Icelandic dialog, and captures the authentic speech and flavor of the sagas: the understatement, occasional grim humor, and slow nursing of grudges over the long winters until they flower into blood feuds. The film also shows the strong bonds of loyalty and affection that held families and clans together, and the painfully developed methods of negotiating settlements that prevented the medieval Icelanders from wiping each other out completely. Indispensible for those who love the Icelandic sagas.


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