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When the Raven Flies (1984)
"Hrafninn flýgur" (original title)

 -  Action | Drama  -  25 April 1985 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Edda Björgvinsdóttir ...
Gest's Sister
Egill Ólafsson ...
Thor's Brother
Flosi Ólafsson ...
Erik
Gotti Sigurdarson ...
(as Gottskálk D. Sigurdarson)
Helgi Skúlason ...
Thor
Jakob Þór Einarsson ...
Gest
Sveinn M. Eiðsson ...
Guard
Abba M. Jóhannsdóttir
Anna S. Karlsdóttir ...
(as Anna Karlsdóttir)
Anna Reynisdóttir
Arnaldur Friðgeirsson
Ármann Ingason
Birgir Guðjónsson
Birgir Mikaelsson
Bjarni Guðmarsson
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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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25 April 1985 (USA)  »

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SEK 1,477,673 (Sweden)
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Director trademark; color themes for opposing tribes/clans/families. Thord's house wears dark/black colors, their horses are black, the inside of the main cottage is dark as charcoal. The color for for Erik's house is rusty red, seen on Erik' clothes, his white-and-red horses, the warm red glow from the inside of his main cottage etc. Similar color themes can be seen in the sequel to this film, _Shadow of the Raven (1988)_. Here the colors for the three houses are black, white and red. See more »

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Gest: Heavy knife.
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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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