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Severed Ways: The Norse Discovery of America -- 1007 AD: Two Norsemen are stranded when their expedition is attacked. In this New World, as the duo struggle to survive, their paths diverge as one pursues a spiritual quest and the other reverts to his primal instincts.

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On the coast of North America in AD 1007, two Norsemen are stranded when their expedition is attacked and they are left for dead... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Fiore Tedesco ... Volnard
Tony Stone ... Orn
David Perry ... Monk One
Noelle Bailey ... Abenaki Woman

Gaby Hoffmann ... Orn's Wife
James Fuentes ... Abenaki Man
Clare Amory ... Volnard's Sister
Nathan Corbin ... Viking Thrall
Sean Dooley ... Monk Two
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Tony Stone 
 
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Tony Stone 

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Clare Amory .... co-producer
Amy Hobby .... executive producer
David Raymond .... executive producer
Tony Stone .... producer
 
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Nathan Corbin 
Damien Paris 
 
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Tony Stone 
 
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Bob Braine 
Bill Stone 
Tony Stone 
 
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Ketuta Alexi-Meskhishvili 
Clare Amory 
 
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John Rosenthal .... assistant director
 
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Mark Bero .... special effects
 
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David Gauff .... online editor
 

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USA:107 min
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18 out of 32 people found the following review useful.
Great Epic Saga, 26 February 2009
Author: Peter Clay from United States

This is really an excellent film-nothing else like it out right now. The reasons to like Severed Ways are pretty much the same reasons that some of its critics don't get it. Yes, it is a Viking flick that is neither a swashbuckling/love story nor a Monty Python skit. That is a GOOD THING! It picks up on a footnote from a Viking saga and imagines two young Vikings left behind and lost in America. They struggle to survive. They work. They attempt to WALK home and into Viking lore! Its shot in Newfoundland and it's retardedly beautiful. Even some critics were saying it's worth it for that alone…others got bored by this which is totally lazy… Also, this film is a breathe of fresh air. A lot of new films have a huge script about a cool dude crying about his girlfriend in a bar and there are a bunch of telephone calls and then in the end everybody breaks out their guns and heroine. BIG FREAKING DEAL--seen it all before! Rest assured there is none of that garbage in this movie and finally there is a film breaking the mold. You actually get a singular film experience, something to talk about- maybe even argue about. The depiction of natural beauty is not SW's only epic aspect. It also shows the clash of civilizations in a thoughtful way. There are several carefully scripted vignettes in which these vikings talk about, remember and confront both the rise of Christianity in Europe, and their fears of the skraelings(Native Americans) These confrontations become very real when strange monks and skraelings cross their path. You will be caught off guard by the alternately brutal and tenderhearted ways all of these characters behave with each other. Won't spoil it, but it's not what you expect.

Soundtrack: also epic.

It's a meditation on the impossible.

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