Horus, a kid living in an unnamed Scandinavian/Eastern Europe culture of the Iron Age, recovers the Sword of the Sun from the rock giant Moog and learns from his dying father that he must returns to his ancestral territory. In the process, he defends a village from the attacks of Grundewald, a warlord/ice demon and befriends the enigmatic Hilda, a lonely and beautiful girl who sings haunting songs (and who hides a terrible secret).
Did You Know?
The script was based on a puppet theater drama written by scriptwriter Kazuo Fukazawa
, itself based on an ancient legend of the Ainu, the aboriginal people living in Northern Japan. The Scandinavian/Viking/Eastern Europe setting was an idea of the producers, worried that a movie too identified with a local culture wouldn't have had enough international appeal. See more
When Grunwald is holding Hols' rope on the icy cliff, you can see his gloves change color from black to blue to black again. See more
[watches connivingly as Hilda mesmerises the entire village with her beautiful singing
I have a good idea... I can make use of her.
Sure, you can make use of her... if only to ruin yourself.
The English-dubbed version from AIP-TV changed the location of the film from Northern Japan to Norway. See more