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The Viking Sagas (1995)

The film chronicles a long-ago time when men relied not on their intellect to make points, but on their swords. A mythical warrior ('Ralf Moeller (I)') wanders the snow-capped landscapes of... See full summary »

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Michael Chapman

Writers:

Michael Chapman (story), Dale Herd (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ralf Moeller ... Kjartan
Ingibjörg Stefánsdóttir Ingibjörg Stefánsdóttir ... Gudrun
Sven-Ole Thorsen ... Gunnar
Þórir Waagfjörð Þórir Waagfjörð ... Bolli
Hinrik Ólafsson Hinrik Ólafsson ... Ketil (as Hinrik Ólafson)
Raimund Harmstorf Raimund Harmstorf ... Valgard
Magnús Jónsson ... Eirik
Magnús Ólafsson Magnús Ólafsson ... Bjorn
David Kristjánsson David Kristjánsson ... Ketil's Lieutenant
Rúrik Haraldsson Rúrik Haraldsson ... Magnus
Bryndís Pétursdóttir Bryndís Pétursdóttir ... Helga
Valgerdur Rúnarsdóttir Valgerdur Rúnarsdóttir ... Loyal Servant
Jóhanna Jónas Jóhanna Jónas ... Kristin
Egill Ólafsson Egill Ólafsson ... Hrut
Þorsteinn Bachmann ... Drunken Viking
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Storyline

The film chronicles a long-ago time when men relied not on their intellect to make points, but on their swords. A mythical warrior ('Ralf Moeller (I)') wanders the snow-capped landscapes of the North territories on an arduous quest for vengeance. Amid nobles and schemers, saints and brutes, and lovers and fools, this Viking swings his sword for his family's honor, his beloved's hand, and the very survival of his pitiless culture. Written by rottentomatoes.com

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For the love of his woman. For the honor of his family. For the survival of his people.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for brutal and bloody Viking combat, and for some sexuality | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 September 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Icelandic Sagas See more »

Filming Locations:

Iceland

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Quotes

Gudrun: Magnus was right, the scar does protect Kjartan from the ghost.
Gunnar: But Ketils men don't have his luck. If they see the fire and go inside, the ghost will have meat for dinner.
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An exciting and realistic view of the Viking Age
30 May 2002 | by frojavigdisSee all my reviews

I disagree with the people who consider this movie "worthless." It is the only historically approximate depictions of life in medieval Iceland (or, "viking age" life at all!) that I have ever seen. While their actions may seem "silly" to most viewers, the characters in this movie act appropriately to the ethics and customs of the time. In a nutshell, the movie is realistic, well-acted, and has gorgeous Icelandic landscapes. The film even uses mostly Icelandic and Norwegian actors who *look* like the characters would have. A viewer used to trashy Hollywood-churned movies may not appreciate this film.


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