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I na kamnyakh rastut derevya (1985)

Vikings attack Kuksja's village, and end up bringing him along on their ship because they believe he is good luck. After proving himself in a battle against the dreaded Danes, chief Torir ... See full summary »


Stanislav Rostotskiy, Knut Andersen (co-director) | 1 more credit »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Aleksandr Timoshkin ... Kuksja
Petronella Barker Petronella Barker ... Signy
Tor Stokke Tor Stokke ... Torir
Torgeir Fonnlid Torgeir Fonnlid ... Sigurd
Jon Andresen Jon Andresen ... Harald
Lise Fjeldstad Lise Fjeldstad ... Tyra
Viktor Shulgin ... Olav (as Viktor Sjulgin)
Mikhail Gluzskiy ... 'Fleinskallen'
Per Sunderland Per Sunderland ... Guttorm
Valentina Titova ... Kuksjas mor
Vasili Kravtsov Vasili Kravtsov ... Bestefaren
Vera Panasenkova Vera Panasenkova ... Søsteren
Valeri Klassen Valeri Klassen ... Einar (as Valerij Klassen)
Tatyana Surnachyova Tatyana Surnachyova ... Trellkvinnen (as Tatjana Surnatsjova)
Yelena Ozertsova Yelena Ozertsova ... Ingrid (as Jelena Ozertsova)


Vikings attack Kuksja's village, and end up bringing him along on their ship because they believe he is good luck. After proving himself in a battle against the dreaded Danes, chief Torir bestows upon him the name of Einar and takes him in as his son. Back home in Norway the men are received as heros, but new trouble arises when Kuksja falls in love with the beautiful Signy, who is already betroth to the vicious Sigurd. Written by Signy

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A Soviet-Norweigan co-production, most of the film was actually shot in Norwegians. The Danish characters speaks in their native tongue which is understandable to most Scandinavians. For the Soviet release, the Norwegian and Danish was dubbed over in Russian and lost some of the nuances of Old Norse culture. The Norwegian release, called "Dragens Fange" (Prisoner of the Dragon) simply subtitled the Russian. See more »


Torir: Don't stand up against the gods, Sigurd! Odin has sent us the boy alive. The lord of the undead himself did not want him to drown. Nor your sword or the sea mouth could bite him. He will bring us luck. See! For 8 days we have had to row, but now Odin has sent us a wind! Is that not enough of a sign?
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The movie that makes "Plan 9 from outer space" look like a masterpiece!
4 March 2002 | by larsliSee all my reviews

Norwegian film industry is known for terrible movies. When it teams up with Soviet film industry the result is already given. The movie is about a Russian boy who gets kidnapped by Norwegian vikings. The vikings think he means good luck and after some time he sort of becomes one of them. The main plot is this boring love story between him and a girl. They can't have each other because she is meant to marry someone else etc.etc. But the funniest thing about this movie is the complete lack of directing, complete lack of acting skills, and the artificial way ALL the dialog is spoken. The battle scenes are just hilarious. It looks like the actors are just doing what they feel like, and that they have been given no instructions at all. For example there is a scene where a character gets hit in the back with a sword, but since he is not meant to die there, absolutely nothing happens!

In the movie Ed Wood, Johnny Depp as Ed Wood says "Perfect!" after every scene shot, even when there are a lot of errors in the scene. That must be exactly the way this movie has been made. If you want a really fun time: Watch this and laugh!!

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Release Date:

5 September 1985 (Norway) See more »

Also Known As:

Trees Grow on the Stones Too See more »

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