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This re-telling of Hamlet goes back to the original Danish source material. The opening scenario remains the same: Hamlet's father murdered by his brother who then weds the widowed mother. ... See full summary »

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Frovin
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This re-telling of Hamlet goes back to the original Danish source material. The opening scenario remains the same: Hamlet's father murdered by his brother who then weds the widowed mother. Hamlet must discover his strength and leadership that will allow him to regain his rightful throne. Don't expect an ending which matches the Bard's though, this is more like a true Viking epic. Written by Victor R. Volkman <sysop@HAL9K.com>

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His Quest for Vengeance... May Cost Him Everything.

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Rated R for some violence and scenes of nudity | See all certifications »
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Royal Deceit  »

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First film of Andy Serkis. See more »

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On the day Hardvendel dies, Fenge receives a significant cut wound to his upper left arm. The very next day, after Hardvendel's funeral, Fenge is seen stripped in a sauna and there is no trace of the wound whatsoever. See more »

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"I would like to thank my Mother for introducing me to, and teaching me to love these ancient Chronicles." - Gabriel Axel See more »

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Version of Hamlet (1960) See more »

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Great Hamlet alternative
15 October 1998 | by (Florida, USA) – See all my reviews

Hamlet to me has always been too tragic, and I find I only watch it for all the recognizable quotes of Shakespeare... but if you're like me and would like to know more about actual history, and have a happier ending as well, then try this movie. :)


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