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Shadow of the Raven (1988)

Í skugga hrafnsins (original title)
Trausti returns to Iceland just in time to be entangled in a family feud over a stranded whale-cadaver. His mother (the family head) is mortally wounded and Grim kills Erikur; the other ... See full summary »

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Hrafn Gunnlaugsson
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Reine Brynolfsson ... Trausti
Tinna Gunnlaugsdóttir Tinna Gunnlaugsdóttir ... Isold
Egill Ólafsson ... Hjoerleifur
Sune Mangs ... Bishop
Kristbjörg Kjeld ... Sigrid
Klara Íris Vigfúsdóttir Klara Íris Vigfúsdóttir ... Sol
Helgi Skúlason ... Grim
Johann Neumann Johann Neumann ... Leonardo
Helga Bachmann Helga Bachmann ... Edda
Sigurður Sigurjónsson ... Egill
Sveinn M. Eiðsson ... Ketill
Flosi Ólafsson ... Erikur
Guðmunda Elíasdóttir Guðmunda Elíasdóttir ... Fostra
Rúrik Haraldsson Rúrik Haraldsson ... Lawman
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Storyline

Trausti returns to Iceland just in time to be entangled in a family feud over a stranded whale-cadaver. His mother (the family head) is mortally wounded and Grim kills Erikur; the other clan leader. Isold, daughter of Erikur now takes his place. Isold and Trausti are attracted to each other, but Isold was promised to Hjoerleifur - the son of the Bishop (of Iceland) and his powerful wife. However, Isold has a plan... Written by Staale A. Olsen <sao@idt.unit.no>

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Drama

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Trivia

Appearing as a extra in this film is what made Noomi Rapace want to be an actress. According to Rapace, some of the actors where getting tired after a long day of shooting the wedding scene and asked director Hrafn Gunnlaugsson to call it a day. When he heard this, he pointed at Rapace who was still dancing after hours of filming, and said: "Look, if that little girl can continue, then so can you!" See more »

Quotes

Trausti: Most of us are still heathen. Only christian when necessary.
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Connections

Referenced in Beowulf & Grendel (2005) See more »

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Suðurnesjamenn
Written by Sigvaldi Kaldalóns
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What a powerful story and screening!
18 October 2002 | by janv-3See all my reviews

I just saw the movie here at Rice University. I was very lucky because the director was here with us brought by our English Department. He was very kind to share stories and anecdotes about the movie and answer our questions. I must admit I am very biased because I'm in love with Iceland but if there others over there like me, we do need to see this movie. Gee...I'm still in the XI century with all that people fighting against that landscape and those brave men. Anyways, it was very nice to talk to the director (the Icelandic consul was here as well) but I'm serious, the movie is really, really powerful. Excellent. Who wants to see the Lord of the Rings after this?????


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Country:

Sweden | Iceland | Norway

Language:

Icelandic | German

Release Date:

23 October 1988 (Iceland) See more »

Also Known As:

Shadow of the Raven See more »

Filming Locations:

Krýsukvik, Iceland See more »

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Budget:

ISK200,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Fujicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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