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The Viking Sagas (1995)

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... See full summary »

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Kjartan
Ingibjörg Stefánsdóttir ...
Gudrun
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Gunnar
Þórir Waagfjörð ...
Bolli
Hinrik Ólafsson ...
Ketil (as Hinrik Ólafson)
Raimund Harmstorf ...
Valgard
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Eirik
Magnús Ólafsson ...
Bjorn
David Kristjánsson ...
Ketil's Lieutenant
Rúrik Haraldsson ...
Magnus
Bryndís Pétursdóttir ...
Helga
Valgerdur Rúnarsdóttir ...
Loyal Servant
Jóhanna Jónas ...
Kristin
Egill Ólafsson ...
Hrut
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Drunken Viking
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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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Gunnar: Slaves! Come earn your money! Yaaarh!
[runs down the hill and single-handedly slays Ulf Bloodaxe and all but one of his men]
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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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