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The White Viking (1991)
"Hvíti víkingurinn" (original title)

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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Gotti Sigurdarson ...
Askur (as Gottskálk D. Sigurdarson)
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Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sveinn M. Eiðsson ...
Volondur
Þorsteinn Hannesson ...
Godbrandur
Bríet Héðinsdóttir ...
Hallbera
Gunnar Jónsson ...
Gunna
Tommy Karlsen ...
Mar
Hedda Kloster ...
Alfdis
Torgils Moe ...
Thordur
Tomas Norström ...
Helgi Skúlason ...
Thorgeir
Jón Tryggvason ...
Ketill
Egill Ólafsson ...
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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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9 November 1991 (Norway)  »

Also Known As:

Den hvite viking  »

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ISK 250,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

SEK 1,397,386 (Sweden)
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This movie has been re-cut by the director and re-released as "Embla" since he felt that he always wanted the movie to be more centered around the female lead. See more »

Quotes

Askur: By the legacy of almighty Thor, we shall see the enemy in Valhalla!
Thorgeir: It is true. But are our men ready for war?
Dane Stewarsson: Hurn! Ecks sittee!
Askur: War! To War!
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Follows Shadow of the Raven (1988) See more »

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This film needs distribution - great education and good movie
23 December 2005 | by (Waterloo, ON, Canada) – See all my reviews

It's been years since I watched this. I've seen both the movie version and the TV series version. I cannot believe that this hasn't been released on DVD or any other format. Hrafn Gunnlaugsson is an underrated Icelandic director who is the ONLY one that has even come CLOSE to portraying anything that resembles authentic Viking culture and lifestyle. While the story of this movie is kind of similar to Romeo and Juliet - two very young lovers very much in love but deemed unfit for each other and doomed because of high politics - it still shows you what could be close to what culture was like in 11th century Scandinavia. YOu will get the shamans, the warriors, the Christian influence on Pagan culture, the strong family ties, and of course, the ruggedness of Vikings. Throw away any movies you might have that have Vikings in it and that might star Kirk Douglas, Antonio Banderas or Tim Robbins for that matter, and plead to someone that has any influence in the TV or movie industry in Scandinavia to release this so it will get accessible to the general public.


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