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Birkebeinerne (2016)

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In the year 1206 Norway is raged by civil war. The King's illegitimate infant son, Håkon Håkonsson, which half the kingdom wants killed off, is guarded in secrecy by two men. A story which changed the course of the country's history.

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Skjervald
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Torstein
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Gisle
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Inge
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Orm
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Bishop
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Ståle
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Kristin (as Thea Sofie Loch Naess)
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Audun
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Queen Margrete
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King
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Erlend
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Gard
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In the year 1206 Norway is raged by civil war. The King's illegitimate infant son, Håkon Håkonsson, which half the kingdom wants killed off, is guarded in secrecy by two men. A story which changed the course of the country's history.

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Rated R for violence and a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »
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17 June 2016 (USA)  »

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The Last King  »

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NOK 45,000,000 (estimated)

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$4,599 (USA) (17 June 2016)

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$8,550 (USA) (24 June 2016)
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Three Norwegian medieval kings appear in the film. Håkon III Sverresson, Inge II Bårdsson & Håkon IV Håkonsson. See more »

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In the film, Håkon Håkonsson appears while his father is still alive. In real life, he was not born until 2 or 3 months after his father, King Håkon Sverresson, died. See more »

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Composed by Gaute Storaas and performed by Bratislava Symphony Orchestra
© (p) 2016 Lydmuren
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Heir of the Vikings
25 December 2016 | by See all my reviews

I just recently watched an adaptation of a Jussi Adler-Olsen novel and some of the actors involved in that are in this one too. Funny to see them in such different roles in short amount of time. But it works and goes to show you that there are good actors all over the world (something that cannot be stressed enough, which is why I personally do watch as many and different movies as possible).

But I'm probably preaching to the choir here. It's obvious that you're at least showing some interest already. And if you like movies with Vikings and stories where good and bad collide and all that juicy stuff, with some nice fighting choreography as well, than look no further. You've found what you're looking for. It may seem a bit confused at times, but it does have a clear goal in the end ... and it's really well made


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