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Army of Valhalla (2003)

Stara basn. Kiedy slonce bylo bogiem (original title)
In the 9th century, a tyrant oppresses pre-Christian Slavic tribes living on the Polish lands. They must unite for the common future.


Jerzy Hoffman
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michal Zebrowski ... Ziemek
Marina Aleksandrova ... Dziwa
Malgorzata Foremniak ... Ksiezna
Daniel Olbrychski ... Piastun
Bogdan Stupka ... Popiel
Anna Dymna ... Jaga
Ewa Wisniewska ... Jarucha
Maciej Kozlowski ... Smerda
Jerzy Trela ... Wizun
Andrzej Pieczynski ... Znosek
Katarzyna Bujakiewicz ... Mila
Ryszard Filipski ... Wisz
Jan Prochyra ... Mirsz
Dariusz Juzyszyn ... Jarl Sigvald
Marcin Mroczek ... Zdobek


Polish historical action fantasy based on a novel by Jozef Ignacy Kraszewski. In 9th-century pre-Christian Poland, the rustic natives have lived peacefully for centuries, tending their land and worshipping the sun god. But when the power-hungry Prince Popiel brings in the Viking army to establish a barbarous and bloodthirsty regime of terror, it is up to one lone warrior, the famed archer Ziemowit (Michal Zebrowski), to lead a peasant uprising and put an end to the bloodshed. Written by Anonymous

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painful to watch
15 March 2016 | by fymas-58999See all my reviews

It will always puzzle me how can you make such a bad movie when you employ such great number of top Polish actors. I don't really know where to start...Actors (especially females) were bad and stiff. Women wore full make up and some of the Popiel's men seemed to have something that looked like a sabre to me, as a weapon. Shame. there was a great potential there. and with movies and TV series placed in medieval world today this could be another interesting addition to the genre. for Zebrowski this is another poor attempt at warrior based story. but as with The Witcher, this attempt is just abysmal. The same goes for Olbrychski. However, he doesn't really have to impress anyone at this stage of his career.

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Release Date:

19 September 2003 (Poland) See more »

Also Known As:

The Old Fairy Tale: When the Sun Was God See more »


Box Office


PLN11,000,000 (estimated)

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Technical Specs


| (3 parts) (TV)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital EX



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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