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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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SEK 1,477,673 (Sweden)
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First in an unofficial Viking triology (remaining two being Í skugga hrafnsins & Hvíti víkingurinn). See more »

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Gest: Heavy knife.
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Followed by The White Viking (1991) See more »

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Sergio Leone is back... and his name is Raven!
21 December 2001 | by (Venezia, Italy) – See all my reviews

Sure, this is a great movie. It has never been arrived in Italy but thanksgiving a friend studying in Iceland (thanks Ivan!), I can see it. I have found somewhat reminiscent of the atmospheres of Sergio Leone's "spaghetti-western" in this viking's REAL-life based film. And the name of director is, actually, Hrafn... Raven, of course! He has tried to destroy the viking's stereotypes typical of Hollywood, and the result is admirable and remarkably beautiful. The duel scenes are memorable... you MUST see it!


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