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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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Great movie with loads of atmosphere 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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Additional Details

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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Is the first Icelandic feature film to use post-produced sound and dialogue (in fact no on-set sound was used at all). All sound effects were created by Pétur Hjaltested. Similarly, all the weaponry was designed and created by one person.See more »
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Gest:Heavy knife.See more »
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References Yojimbo (1961)See more »

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12 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Great movie with loads of atmosphere, 4 November 1999
Author: Mattias Petersson from Stockholm, Sweden

This is for me a very memorable movie. First of all it has a good story with morale in it. It deals with vengeance which can probably be among the hardest things for a man to deal with. Which is greatly illustrated at the end of the movie (without revealing too much...).

Also the story with the lone crusader seeking vengeance for the slaying of his family is very strong. And the atmosphere of the movie really helps as well. The music is very good and helps the atmosphere as does the photo. It´s dirty, grey and cold just like it should be in a relentless, unforgiving, viking movie.

This is probably the best viking movie so far, not that it has too many contenders sadly enough. I recommend this movie to anyone wanting to see a very special movie with a special atmosphere and a few nice touches. And also, the movie is almost worth seeing only to hear the wonderful icelandic language!

I rate this 7/10, one extra star for originality!

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