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Shadow of the Raven (1988)

Í skugga hrafnsins (original title)
Trausti returns to Iceland just in time to be entangled in a family feud over a stranded whale-cadaver. His mother (the family head) is mortally wounded and Grim kills Erikur; the other ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
Reine Brynolfsson ...
Trausti
Tinna Gunnlaugsdóttir ...
Isold
Egill Ólafsson ...
Hjoerleifur
Sune Mangs ...
Bishop
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Sigrid
Klara Íris Vigfúsdóttir ...
Sol
Helgi Skúlason ...
Grim
Johann Neumann ...
Leonardo
Helga Bachmann ...
Edda
Sigurður Sigurjónsson ...
Egill
Sveinn M. Eiðsson ...
Ketill
Flosi Ólafsson ...
Erikur
Guðmunda Elíasdóttir ...
Fostra
Rúrik Haraldsson ...
Lawman
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Trausti returns to Iceland just in time to be entangled in a family feud over a stranded whale-cadaver. His mother (the family head) is mortally wounded and Grim kills Erikur; the other clan leader. Isold, daughter of Erikur now takes his place. Isold and Trausti are attracted to each other, but Isold was promised to Hjoerleifur - the son of the Bishop (of Iceland) and his powerful wife. However, Isold has a plan... Written by Staale A. Olsen <sao@idt.unit.no>

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ISK 200,000,000 (estimated)
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Edda: I've seen so much. I was taken a thrall by a heathen. He gave me you. Despite all I had to endure... I still miss him, and love him. The God who made the sun has always been my God and heard my prayers. Then one can call him Christ or Odin... Grim is right. Frightened men are dangerous.
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Follows When the Raven Flies (1984) See more »

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Suðurnesjamenn
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A true viking movie
1 February 2009 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

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 the one before (korpen flyger) and i think that they are the only "true" viking movies up to this point.

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. This movie is a follow-up on the story told in "Korpen flyger" so that one should be watched first in my opinion.

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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