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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gotti Sigurdarson ...
Askur (as Gottskálk D. Sigurdarson)
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Egill Ólafsson ...
Tomas Norström ...
Þorsteinn Hannesson ...
Jarl Godbrandur
Helgi Skúlason ...
Thorgeir
Jón Tryggvason ...
Ketill
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Gunnar
Bríet Héðinsdóttir ...
Hallbera
Torgils Moe ...
Thordur
Maria Sigurdardóttir ...
Abbessa Stella
Alda Sigurðardóttir ...
Helga
Hedda Kloster ...
Alfdis
Flosi Ólafsson ...
Runolfur
Árni Tryggvason ...
Gudmundur
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Norway in the 10th century. Askur, son of the powerful Thorgeir marries Embla, daughter of one of the few remaining landowners in Norway, in a pagan ceremony. King Olav, a ruthless Christian, wants to remove all traces of non-Christian beliefs and captures the two of them during the ceremony. In order to free Embla, Askur must go to Iceland and convert the people there to Christianity. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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1 November 1991 (Iceland)  »

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ISK 250,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

According to Johannes Brost, the scene where Embla kills his character with an axe, the axe was real. See more »

Quotes

King Olafur: Is this a cross? Or Thor's hammer? Or both, when it suits you?
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References Seven Samurai (1954) See more »

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Á Sprengisandi
Written by Sigvaldi Kaldalóns
Arranged, performed and produced by Øistein Boassen
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The Third Part In The Vikings Trilogy Is an Absolute Masterpiece
12 October 2011 | by (Russian Federation) – See all my reviews

I have been searching for this movie for several years. After two first parts, The Raven Flies and The Shadow Of The Raven, my anticipation was immense. I was eager to watch the final part, and I was rewarded. Hrafn Gunnlaugsson is a real underrated Genius of Icelandic movie industry and he managed to make three breathtaking films that leave you spellbound and in awe. This third part tells of the year 999, when the Norwegian king Harald was busy baptizing Iceland and Norway. The movie is a shockingly realistic portrait of the times, with mud and rains, dirt and blood, unbelievable superstitions and awkward views. The story revolved around a your couple, and also tells about the violent and clumsy attempts of spreading the Gospel in those lands. The breathtaking Norwegian and Icelandic landscapes add to the sheer magnificence of the film and also the excellent play of all actors make this film a real must see


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