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Ring of the Nibelungs (2004)

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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 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.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

Germany | UK | South Africa | Italy

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 December 2005 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Curse of the Ring See more »

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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

Acting debut of Robert Pattison. 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 Die Nibelungen: Siegfried (1924) See more »

Soundtracks

Riding on the Rocks
Composed & Written by Nick Laird-Clowes, Ilan Eshkeri & Andrew Raiher
Performed by Katie Knight-Adams
(c) Tandem Communications / VIP Medienfonds 2 & 3 2004
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Sword Of Xanten
15 April 2006 | by sjstobo22See all my reviews

When i first heard of this film i wanted to see it, so i sat and watched it. Unlike other people i actually enjoyed it. I liked it that much a year and a half later i bought it. Personally i liked the actors in this especially Kristanna Loken. She was terrific in this film. She portrayed her character the Queen of Iceland very well and she is quite terrifying. I had no problem with Benno Furmann either. I think Benno and Kristanna were a good match on screen, made a good couple. The story is very good, its a bit Romeo and Juliet-sh which i like especially when it is a fantasy film as well. Good effects, the dragon Fanfir was believable. Julian Sands as ever makes a good bad guy, just brilliant! I never listen to other peoples comments as i like to see things for myself. I give this film 9 out of 10, because its no Lord Of The Rings i agree but this is in my eyes a love story. Lord Of The Rings was more about war.


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