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Outlaw: The Saga of Gisli (1981)

Útlaginn (original title)
From an authentic Viking saga, Outlaw tells the story of a family blood feud, set in 10th century Iceland.
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Cast

Credited cast:
Tinna Gunnlaugsdóttir Tinna Gunnlaugsdóttir ... Thordis
Arnar Jónsson Arnar Jónsson ... Gisli
Kristján Jóhann Jónsson Kristján Jóhann Jónsson ... Vestein (as Kristjan J. Jonsson)
Þráinn Karlsson Þráinn Karlsson ... Thorkel
Kristin Kristjansdottir Kristin Kristjansdottir ... Asgerd
Benedikt Sigurðarson Benedikt Sigurðarson ... Thorgrim
Helgi Skúlason Helgi Skúlason ... Eyjolf
Ragnheiður Steindórsdóttir Ragnheiður Steindórsdóttir ... Aud
Bjarni Steingrímsson Bjarni Steingrímsson ... Bork
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From an authentic Viking saga, Outlaw tells the story of a family blood feud, set in 10th century Iceland.

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Iceland

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Icelandic

Release Date:

31 October 1981 (Iceland) See more »

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Outlaw: The Saga of Gisli See more »

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Iceland

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Isfilm See more »
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Submitted by Iceland for 'Best Foreign Language Film' in the 54th Academy Awards, but was not nominated. See more »

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Brings an Icelandic saga to life on the screen
28 August 2005 | by donelan-1See all my reviews

After decades of phony Hollywood Vikings, you can finally see the real thing if this film ever makes it to video or DVD. It is made in Iceland, with Icelandic dialog, and captures the authentic speech and flavor of the sagas: the understatement, occasional grim humor, and slow nursing of grudges over the long winters until they flower into blood feuds. The film also shows the strong bonds of loyalty and affection that held families and clans together, and the painfully developed methods of negotiating settlements that prevented the medieval Icelanders from wiping each other out completely. Indispensible for those who love the Icelandic sagas.


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