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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 Egill Ólafsson ... Hjoerleifur
Sune Mangs ... Bishop
Kristbjörg Kjeld ... Sigrid
Klara Íris Vigfúsdóttir Klara Íris Vigfúsdóttir ... Sol
Helgi Skúlason Helgi Skúlason ... Grim
Johann Neumann Johann Neumann ... Leonardo
Helga Bachmann Helga Bachmann ... Edda
Sigurður Sigurjónsson ... Egill
Sveinn M. Eiðsson Sveinn M. Eiðsson ... Ketill
Flosi Ólafsson 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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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:

Iceland See more »

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Budget:

ISK 200,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Fujicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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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

Leonardo: The father is lying in the heathen temple and the mother is building a church. I don't get it.
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Followed by Hvíti víkingurinn (1991) See more »

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Suðurnesjamenn
Written by Sigvaldi Kaldalóns
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Great sequel

I Skugga Hrafnsins--released in English-speaking countries as Shadow of the Raven--is essentially Tristan and Isolde, Icelandic style. During the late 11th century, Iceland is gradually being converted to Christianity, but old ways die hard. Tratusi (Reine Brynolfsson), a young Norseman, returns home to discover that his family is embroiled in a deadly feud...over the beached carcass of a whale. When the rival clan leader is killed, he is replaced by his daughter Isold (Tinna Gunnlaugsdottir) To assure that peace will reign in the region, Isold is promised in marriage to the son of the Bishop of Iceland (Sune Mangs)--who, despite his position as official spokesperson of Christian values, is corrupt and power-hungry. Isold would be willing to swallow her indignation and concede to this marriage of diplomacy, but she has fallen in love with her "enemy" Tratusi. Her plan to follow her heart while seeming to follow her duty inevitably ends in tragedy. Slow going for non-Scandanavian audiences, I Skugga Hrafnsina picks up tremendously in its violent final third.


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