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Kjartan
Ingibjörg Stefánsdóttir ...
Gudrun
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Gunnar
Þórir Waagfjörð ...
Bolli
Hinrik Ólafsson ...
Ketil (as Hinrik Ólafson)
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Drunken Viking
Jón Baldvinsson ...
Thord the Strong
Rúnar Björnsson ...
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Axel Cortes ...
Warrior
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Eirik the White
Bjørn Floberg ...
Sighvat
Gaukur Gunnarsson ...
Warrior
Rúrik Haraldsson ...
Magnus
Raimund Harmstorf ...
Valgard
Dagbjartur L. Herbertsson ...
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The film chronicles a long-ago time when men relied not on their intellect to make points, but on their swords. A mythical warrior ('Ralf Moeller (I)') wanders the snow-capped landscapes of the North territories on an arduous quest for vengeance. Amid nobles and schemers, saints and brutes, and lovers and fools, this Viking swings his sword for his family's honor, his beloved's hand, and the very survival of his pitiless culture. Written by rottentomatoes.com

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For the love of his woman. For the honor of his family. For the survival of his people.

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Rated R for brutal and bloody Viking combat, and for some sexuality | See all certifications »
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23 September 1997 (USA)  »

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The Icelandic Sagas  »

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Gunnar: Do you know what will cause your own death?
Magnus: Yes, something that no one would expect from a lawgiver... I will lie.
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An exciting and realistic view of the Viking Age
30 May 2002 | by (Pacific Northwest) – See all my reviews

I disagree with the people who consider this movie "worthless." It is the only historically approximate depictions of life in medieval Iceland (or, "viking age" life at all!) that I have ever seen. While their actions may seem "silly" to most viewers, the characters in this movie act appropriately to the ethics and customs of the time. In a nutshell, the movie is realistic, well-acted, and has gorgeous Icelandic landscapes. The film even uses mostly Icelandic and Norwegian actors who *look* like the characters would have. A viewer used to trashy Hollywood-churned movies may not appreciate this film.


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