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When the Raven Flies (1984)

Hrafninn flýgur (original title)
An Irish man seeks vengeance against the vikings who killed his parents.

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Hrafn Gunnlaugsson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jakob Þór Einarsson Jakob Þór Einarsson ... Gest
Edda Björgvinsdóttir Edda Björgvinsdóttir ... Gest's Sister
Helgi Skúlason Helgi Skúlason ... Thord
Gotti Sigurdarson Gotti Sigurdarson ... Einar (as Gottskálk D. Sigurdarson)
Flosi Ólafsson Flosi Ólafsson ... Erik
Egill Ólafsson Egill Ólafsson ... Thord's Brother
Sveinn M. Eiðsson Sveinn M. Eiðsson ... Guard
Gunnar Jónsson ... Erik's Retainer
Þráinn Karlsson Þráinn Karlsson ... Olaf the Childlover
Anna S. Karlsdóttir Anna S. Karlsdóttir ... (as Anna Karlsdóttir)
Abba M. Jóhannsdóttir Abba M. Jóhannsdóttir
Anna Reynisdóttir Anna Reynisdóttir
Arnaldur Friðgeirsson Arnaldur Friðgeirsson
Ármann Ingason Ármann Ingason
Birgir Guðjónsson Birgir Guðjónsson
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Storyline

Ireland: Vikings pillage the land, seeking silver and slaves, slaying men and women in the process. A young boy is spared when a Viking takes pity on him instead of killing him. Iceland 20 years later: The boy returns to take his revenge on the killers, the Norwegian foster brothers; Thord and Eirik, by cunning and hidden weapons. Written by Stle A. Olsen <sao@idt.unit.no>

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To him the vengeance was all that mattered - to her forgiveness (Swedish theatrical tagline)

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Action | Drama

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Country:

Iceland | Sweden

Language:

Icelandic

Release Date:

25 April 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Revenge of the Barbarians See more »

Filming Locations:

Iceland

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Fujicolor)
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Trivia

All the actors did their own stunts and fighting. See more »

Quotes

Gest: Heavy knife.
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Connections

Followed by Shadow of the Raven (1988) See more »

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Á Sprengisandi
Written by Sigvaldi Kaldalóns
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Sergio Leone is back... and his name is Raven!
21 December 2001 | by shirokishiSee all my reviews

Sure, this is a great movie. It has never been arrived in Italy but thanksgiving a friend studying in Iceland (thanks Ivan!), I can see it. I have found somewhat reminiscent of the atmospheres of Sergio Leone's "spaghetti-western" in this viking's REAL-life based film. And the name of director is, actually, Hrafn... Raven, of course! He has tried to destroy the viking's stereotypes typical of Hollywood, and the result is admirable and remarkably beautiful. The duel scenes are memorable... you MUST see it!


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