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Hvíti víkingurinn (1991)

Norway in the 10th century. Askur, son of the powerful Thorgeir marries Embla, daughter of one of the few remaining landowners in Norway, in a pagan ceremony. King Olav, a ruthless ... See full summary »

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Hrafn Gunnlaugsson
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Stars: Viðar Víkingsson, Sigríður Helgadóttir, Helga Braga Jónsdóttir
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gotti Sigurdarson Gotti Sigurdarson ... Askur (as Gottskálk D. Sigurdarson)
Maria Bonnevie ... Embla
Egill Ólafsson Egill Ólafsson ... King Olafur
Tomas Norström ... Bishop Thangbrandur
Þorsteinn Hannesson Þorsteinn Hannesson ... Jarl Godbrandur
Helgi Skúlason Helgi Skúlason ... Thorgeir
Jón Tryggvason Jón Tryggvason ... Ketill
Gunnar Jónsson ... Gunnar
Bríet Héðinsdóttir Bríet Héðinsdóttir ... Hallbera
Torgils Moe Torgils Moe ... Thordur
Maria Sigurdardóttir Maria Sigurdardóttir ... Abbessa Stella
Alda Sigurðardóttir Alda Sigurðardóttir ... Helga
Hedda Kloster Hedda Kloster ... Alfdis
Flosi Ólafsson Flosi Ólafsson ... Runolfur
Árni Tryggvason Árni Tryggvason ... Gudmundur
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Storyline

Norway in the 10th century. Askur, son of the powerful Thorgeir marries Embla, daughter of one of the few remaining landowners in Norway, in a pagan ceremony. King Olav, a ruthless Christian, wants to remove all traces of non-Christian beliefs and captures the two of them during the ceremony. In order to free Embla, Askur must go to Iceland and convert the people there to Christianity. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Adventure | Drama

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Country:

Norway | Denmark | Sweden | Iceland

Language:

Icelandic

Release Date:

1 November 1991 (Iceland) See more »

Also Known As:

Embla See more »

Filming Locations:

Hvaler, Norway See more »

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Budget:

ISK 250,000,000 (estimated)
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Film,Filmeffekt AS See more »
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Runtime:

| (miniseries) | (director's cut)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film is loosely based on Landnámabók and Heimskringla: in particular the Saga of Olaf Trygvasson and the Saga of Olaf the Holy. See more »

Quotes

Abbessa Stella: Go back to heaven or they will crucify you again!
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Connections

Follows Shadow of the Raven (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Á Sprengisandi
Written by Sigvaldi Kaldalóns
Arranged, performed and produced by Øistein Boassen
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This film needs distribution - great education and good movie
23 December 2005 | by calle-2See all my reviews

It's been years since I watched this. I've seen both the movie version and the TV series version. I cannot believe that this hasn't been released on DVD or any other format. Hrafn Gunnlaugsson is an underrated Icelandic director who is the ONLY one that has even come CLOSE to portraying anything that resembles authentic Viking culture and lifestyle. While the story of this movie is kind of similar to Romeo and Juliet - two very young lovers very much in love but deemed unfit for each other and doomed because of high politics - it still shows you what could be close to what culture was like in 11th century Scandinavia. YOu will get the shamans, the warriors, the Christian influence on Pagan culture, the strong family ties, and of course, the ruggedness of Vikings. Throw away any movies you might have that have Vikings in it and that might star Kirk Douglas, Antonio Banderas or Tim Robbins for that matter, and plead to someone that has any influence in the TV or movie industry in Scandinavia to release this so it will get accessible to the general public.


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