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Hrafninn flýgur
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25 April 1985 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Ireland: Vikings pillage the land, seeking silver and slaves, slaying men and women in the process.... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 win & 1 nomination See more »
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Reykjavik unveils competition line-up
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A true viking movie See more (23 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Hrafn Gunnlaugsson 
 
Writing credits
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Hrafn Gunnlaugsson 
Dashiell Hammett  novels "Red Harvest" and "Glass Key" (uncredited)
Bo Jonsson  screenplay

Produced by
Bo Jonsson .... producer
 
Original Music by
Harry Manfredini 
Hans-Erik Philip 
 
Cinematography by
Tony Forsberg 
 
Film Editing by
Hrafn Gunnlaugsson 
 
Costume Design by
Karl Júlíusson 
 
Sound Department
Gunnar Smári Helgason .... sound
 
Visual Effects by
Eggert Baldvinsson .... digital restoration: film to DCP
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Stefan Hencz .... gaffer
 

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Also Known As:
"Hrafninn flýgur" - Iceland (original title)
"Revenge of the Barbarians" - , Australia (video title), International (English title) (imdb display title), USA (video title)
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109 min
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All the actors did their own stunts and fighting.See more »
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Gest:Heavy knife.See more »
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References Yojimbo (1961)See more »

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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
A true viking movie, 1 February 2009
Author: Berserker_swe from Sweden

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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