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Around the year 1000 AD warlike people, the so-called "tjuder", roam in northern Scandinavia. As they brutally kill a family in a remote area, including the parents and their little ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mikkel Gaup ...
Aigin
Ingvald Guttorm ...
Aigin's Father
Nils Utsi ...
Raste
Henrik H. Buljo ...
Dorakas
Nils-Aslak Valkeapää ...
Siida-Isit
Helgi Skúlason ...
Tsjuderen med arret
Inger Utsi ...
Aigin's Sister
Svein Scharffenberg ...
Tsjuderen, høvding
Knut Walle ...
Tchude Interpreter
John Sigurd Kristensen ...
Tchude Strongman
Sara Marit Gaup ...
Sahve
Anne-Marja Blind ...
Varia
Ellen Anne Buljo ...
Aigin's Mother
Svein Birger Olsen ...
Diemis
Sverre Porsanger ...
Sierge
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Around the year 1000 AD warlike people, the so-called "tjuder", roam in northern Scandinavia. As they brutally kill a family in a remote area, including the parents and their little daughter, the families teenage son, Aigin, observes the slaughter. He manages to flee from these killers and reaches a camp with other Lapps whose inhabitants are worried if he has been able to hide his track. Afraid of the murderous people, they decide to flee to the coast. The boy stays alone to avenge his families murder. Unfortunately, they get him before he can do anything and force him to lead them to the other Lapps. He guides them but has a plan to destroy the barbarous people before reaching the camp. Written by Gerhard Windecker <g.wind@mbox300.swipnet.se>

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The main villain (played by Helgi Skúlason ) doesn't say a word the entire film. See more »

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Raste: Were you sleeping?
Aigin: Wish I could.
Raste: Why can't you? Scared of the dark?
[Aigin nods positively]
Raste: At daybreak, head for the cost. There are other villages there.
Aigin: Not for me. I have no village.
Raste: Your mind is clouded with thoughts of revenge. You must remember we are all but parts of the whole. We are children in a greater family. The Tchudes have forgotten this. Don't you forget it.
Aigin: My family is dead. I'm all alone.
Raste: You may feel that way, but you are bound up in the greater family. You are not free, ...
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You haven't seen it ? Your loss !!
12 February 1999 | by (Oslo, Norway) – See all my reviews

This is the best film ever to come out of Norway. Mythical realism on its best. I've seen it several times and it only gets better. The unpolished brutality and savage behavior in this film can only be matched by Fargo (96). Beautifully set on Finnmarksvidda, the northern most part of Norway -Way north of the arctic circle, it shows the way of the life a thousand years ago. The silent winter morning is of course interrupted. Savages from an eastern land comes to plunder and rape the same people. Less than ten minutes into the film the heros family has been brutally slayed and are being deposed of as he returns home from hunting. The Washington Post calls it Die Hard on snow, without a barefoot Bruce Willis as the american stereotyped hero, instead it's realistic - I agree.


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