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Curse of the Ring (2004)

Ring of the Nibelungs (original title)
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The legend of Siegfried and Brunhild, loosely based on characters from the Norse sagas and the pre-Christian Germanic heroic motifs outlined in the Nibelungensaga.

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Uli Edel
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Benno Fürmann ... Eric / Siegfried
Kristanna Loken ... Brunhild (as Kristanna Løken)
Alicia Witt ... Kriemhild
Julian Sands ... Hagen
Samuel West ... King Gunther
Max von Sydow ... Eyvind
Robert Pattinson ... Giselher
Mavie Hörbiger ... Lena
Aletta Bezuidenhout Aletta Bezuidenhout ... Hallbera
Sean Higgs Sean Higgs ... Alberich
Götz Otto ... King Thorkwin
Ralf Moeller ... King Thorkilt
Tamsin MacCarthy ... Queen Siegland
Leonard Moss Leonard Moss ... King Siegmund
Ryan Slabbert Ryan Slabbert ... Siegfried (3 Years)
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Storyline

The young blacksmith Siegfried, who, not knowing that he is heir to a conquered kingdom, becomes popular with the Burgunds by slaying their bane, the dragon Fafnir. When the reward seems to be a huge treasure, Siegfried ignores the curse that lies on the hoard - which now seems to endanger his love to beautiful Norse warrior queen Brunhild. Written by Tandem Communications

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The Nordic legend that inspired J.R.R. Tolkien to write the Lord of the Ring trilogy.


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Rated PG-13 for some intense action violence and brief sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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Language:

English

Release Date:

23 December 2005 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

$23,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Alicia Witt and Max von Sydow both starred in Dune (1984). See more »

Goofs

When Siegfried is fighting the two Saxon kings he is disarmed of his sword and shield, after being knocked to the ground he retrieves his sword, gets up, and a short piece of action ensues. The shot then changes and he suddenly has his shield for the closing seconds of the fight sequence. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Giselher: [as Brunnhild dies with Siegfried] Today the old gods live again.
Lena: Today the old gods will die with them.
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Connections

Version of Sigfrido (1957) See more »

Soundtracks

Drachengold
/ "Dragon Gold"
Written by CM Weller / H. Trance
Performed by E Nomine
Published by Maxximum Songs / Maxximum Music GmbH (GEMA)
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Good TV Production
1 December 2004 | by SonOfTheDarkSee all my reviews

I've watched both parts and they entertained me very well. The second part was better, because the role of Kristanna Loken ("T3") was bigger and the fightscenes looked much better! This is a very good TV movie and Benno Fürmann ("The Order"), Max von Sydow ("Minority Report") and Alicia Witt ("Vanilla Sky") did a great job. Julian Sands ("Warlock") was very cool as the bad guy ;)

The story was different to the original German saga, but it was enjoyable. The effects were also very exciting for this budget! (23 Mio.)

First part: 6/10 Second part: 8/10


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