The Viking Sagas (1995)

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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... See full summary »



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Credited cast:
Ingibjörg Stefánsdóttir ...
Þórir Waagfjörð ...
Hinrik Ólafsson ...
Ketil (as Hinrik Ólafson)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Drunken Viking
Jón Baldvinsson ...
Thord the Strong
Rúnar Björnsson ...
Axel Cortes ...
Gunnar Eyjólfsson ...
Eirik the White
Bjørn Floberg ...
Gaukur Gunnarsson ...
Rúrik Haraldsson ...
Raimund Harmstorf ...
Dagbjartur L. Herbertsson ...


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

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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for brutal and bloody Viking combat, and for some sexuality | See all certifications »




Release Date:

23 September 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Icelandic Sagas  »

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


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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