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Ring of the Nibelungs (2004)

The legend of Siegfried and Brunhild, loosely based on characters from the Norse sagas and the pre-Christian Germanic heroic motifs outlined in the Nibelungensaga.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Eric / Siegfried
Brunhild (as Kristanna Løken)
Mavie Hörbiger ...
Aletta Bezuidenhout ...
Sean Higgs ...
King Thorkwin
King Thorkilt
Queen Siegland
Leonard Moss ...
Ryan Slabbert ...


The young blacksmith Siegfried, who, not knowing that he is heir to a conquered kingdom, becomes popular with the Burgunds by slaying their bane, the dragon Fafnir. When the reward seems to be a huge treasure, Siegfried ignores the curse that lies on the hoard - which now seems to endanger his love to beautiful Norse warrior queen Brunhild. Written by Tandem Communications

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The Nordic legend that inspired J.R.R. Tolkien to write the Lord of the Ring trilogy.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some intense action violence and brief sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

23 December 2005 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Curse of the Ring  »

Box Office


$23,000,000 (estimated)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Acting debut of Robert Pattison. See more »


When Siegfried is fighting the two Saxon kings he is disarmed of his sword and shield, after being knocked to the ground he retrieves his sword, gets up, and a short piece of action ensues. The shot then changes and he suddenly has his shield for the closing seconds of the fight sequence. See more »


Brunnhild: Perhaps I should pray that I too will remember our love so little, because I will never know joy again until I forget, or you remember.
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Version of Die Nibelungen: Siegfried (1924) See more »


Spring Dance
Composed by Ian Honeyman
Performed by Ian Honeyman
Wunderhorn Music 2004
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User Reviews

Breath taking is the Word
26 November 2004 | by (Nigeria) – See all my reviews

This is a movie or would I aptly say a tale about EL I EF E(I mean LIFE). It has got it all- relationships, family, betrayal, trust, greed, faith, bravery and of course LOVE. It takes us on a journey of one man's life(a Good man I might add) from his birth to death and the events that shaped his situation all the way.

I do recognise that it may not appeal to some movie lovers, however I think

if it is given a chance at least for the first 20mins, u gonna get glued to the edge of your seats. Funny enough I saw it as a consolation for missing an action movie at the cinema, and I am Grateful to have watched it. U really cannot guess what the next scene would be all about unlike so many movies that are churned out- I was proved wrong on about all my predictions of what I thought the next scene would be based on mi experience.

It is a Fine Movie- it brings out so many Lessons which I think are useful as one moves on in life......

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