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Hrafninn flýgur
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Release Date:
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 »
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1 win & 1 nomination See more »
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Reykjavik unveils competition line-up
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The greatest action film ever made in Iceland See more (23 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Hrafn Gunnlaugsson 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
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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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.See more »
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References Yôjinbô (1961)See more »

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17 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
The greatest action film ever made in Iceland, 5 May 2002
Author: SamRag from New Zealand

Being Icelandic I'm of course proud of most films made in Iceland, and they do get better every year. The only thing I sometimes criticise is that we, Icelanders, try to be TOO clever. We don't allow ourselves to just make pure action or pure comedy, but it seems we have to try to add some artistic flair to all our films. Hrafninn flygur is a viking-action film, which keeps your interest from beginning to end. The costumes and surroundings are beautiful, and the story is a good old revenge-your-parents tale, but with enough twists and side stories to keep ones interest fully. I have many friends around the globe, and Hrafninn flygur is one of the few films that I would recommend to anyone for pure entertainment value. Sadly, this film is not available any more, so we will just have to hope that one of these days they will re-release it.

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