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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

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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25 April 1985 (USA)  »

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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

Gest: Heavy Knife
Erik: þThis knife is meant to be heavy
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References Knives of the Avenger (1966) See more »

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Á Sprengisandi
Written by Sigvaldi Kaldalóns
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A epic story that remains in ones memory...
2 April 2003 | by (Stockholm) – See all my reviews

I remember seing this movie as a teenager when it was new. I still remember how the touching story burned inside of me, and the soft music that soothened the flames, created a epic memory. Since that first time, I have watched this movie at least ten times and it is STILL as great as the fist time. I really feels lika a "true story". Not like the rough (and often stupid) picture of vikings that Hollywood creates. I highly recommend anyone (above 11) to see this movie!


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