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Severed Ways: The Norse Discovery of America (2007)

Not Rated | | Adventure, Drama, History | 22 June 2007 (USA)
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On the coast of North America in AD 1007, two Norsemen are stranded when their expedition is attacked and they are left for dead. As they struggle to survive in the vast forests of the New ... See full summary »

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Tony Stone

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Cast overview:
Fiore Tedesco Fiore Tedesco ... Volnard
Tony Stone Tony Stone ... Orn
David Perry David Perry ... Monk One
Noelle Bailey Noelle Bailey ... Abenaki Woman
Gaby Hoffmann ... Orn's Wife
James Fuentes James Fuentes ... Abenaki Man
Clare Amory Clare Amory ... Volnard's Sister
Nathan Corbin Nathan Corbin ... Viking Thrall
Sean Dooley Sean Dooley ... Monk Two
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On the coast of North America in AD 1007, two Norsemen are stranded when their expedition is attacked and they are left for dead. As they struggle to survive in the vast forests of the New World, their paths diverge as one pursues a spiritual quest and the other reverts to his primal instincts Written by Anonymous

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The film takes place in 1007. See more »

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Edited from The Seventh Seal (1957) See more »

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Performed by Dimmu Borgir
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Something different
15 August 2009 | by nilito212See all my reviews

I saw Severed Ways in theater a couple of weeks ago and haven't been able to get it out of my mind since. Of course it has it's flaws but keep in mind this was the director's (Stone) first feature and an extremely ambitious one at that.

I'm so sick of seeing the same old independent garbage. Boy loves girl. Girl doesn't love boy but she loves Belle and Sebastion. Somebody makes a phone call on the hamburger phone to someone else who is a dying and pregnant and its official everyone loves Zooey Deschanel. Severed Ways is a Viking period piece made by a crew of about 8 people. How's that even possible. The soundtrack has Norwegian Black Metal and Judas Priest. Amazing!

I thought the use of low def digital video wouldn't work for a period piece but the way it allowed the film to be shot with little to no lighting made it feel more authentic. The cinematography was beautiful even though sometimes the high shutter speed made it a little hard on the eyes.

All in all Severed Ways is a step in the right direction for independent cinema. It's something new and different and I appreciate that. I know people will have trouble with pacing of the film but it's obvious that its deliberate and an attempt to show how two men would try to live off of a land they are not accustomed to. Sometimes the film took a comedic turn which took me out of the film a bit but it would eventually pull me back in.

I'm excited to see what's next for these extremely independent young filmmakers.


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Country:

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Language:

Swedish

Release Date:

22 June 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Maine, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,686, 15 March 2009

Gross USA:

$18,728

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$18,728
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Heathen Films See more »
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2.35 : 1
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