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When the Raven Flies (1984)

Hrafninn flýgur (original title)
An Irish man seeks vengeance against the vikings who killed his parents.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jakob Þór Einarsson ...
Gest
Edda Björgvinsdóttir ...
Gest's Sister
Helgi Skúlason ...
Thord
Gotti Sigurdarson ...
Einar (as Gottskálk D. Sigurdarson)
Flosi Ólafsson ...
Erik
Egill Ólafsson ...
Thord's Brother
Sveinn M. Eiðsson ...
Guard
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Erik's Retainer
Þráinn Karlsson ...
Olaf the Childlover
Anna S. Karlsdóttir ...
(as Anna Karlsdóttir)
Abba M. Jóhannsdóttir
Anna Reynisdóttir
Arnaldur Friðgeirsson
Ármann Ingason
Birgir Guðjónsson
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Storyline

Ireland: Vikings pillage the land, seeking silver and slaves, slaying men and women in the process. A young boy is spared when a Viking takes pity on him instead of killing him. Iceland 20 years later: The boy returns to take his revenge on the killers, the Norwegian foster brothers; Thord and Eirik, by cunning and hidden weapons. Written by Stle A. Olsen <sao@idt.unit.no>

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All the actors did their own stunts and fighting. See more »

Quotes

Gest: Heavy Knife
Erik: þThis knife is meant to be heavy
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A true viking movie
1 February 2009 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

I don't know if you've ever seen a movie about vikings, but as far as i know they are few. Of those I've seen this and it's predecessor are the only "true" viking movies.

This movie has pretty bad image and sound quality which is understandable since its old. But it wins my heart for it's story, it follows a kind of norm in viking tales, basically an eye for an eye.

I am no expert in vikings or history but i have read a lot about them and many sagas (if not all) from the "Edda", anyways i liked this movie because it feels natural and real.

Some warnings though:

1. It may not be so interesting for you if you're not interested in vikings.

2. They speak Icelandic and the one i saw had Swedish subtitles only, so beware, you may not understand a word.


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