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Hammer of the Gods (2013)

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A young man transforms into a brutal warrior as he travels the unforgiving landscape in search of his long lost brother, Hakan the Ferrocious, whose people are relying on him to restore order to their kingdom.

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Farren Blackburn

Writer:

Matthew Read
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Cast

Credited cast:
Charlie Bewley ... Steinar
Clive Standen ... Hagen
James Cosmo ... King Bagsecg
Elliot Cowan ... Hakan
Glynis Barber ... Astrid
Ivan Kaye ... Ivar
Michael Jibson ... Grim
Guy Flanagan Guy Flanagan ... Jokul
Theo Barklem-Biggs ... Vali
Alexandra Dowling ... Agnes
Finlay Robertson ... Harald
Michael Lindall ... Saxon Leader
Francis Magee ... Ulric the Chronicler
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Anna Alfieri ... Viking Cave Dweller
Marko Bennachimo Marko Bennachimo ... Saxon Thug
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Storyline

A high energy, high concept, stylish action epic set in the Norse world sees a passionate young man transform into a brutal warrior as he travels the unforgiving British landscape in search of his long lost brother Hakan The Ferrocious who his people are relying on to restore order to their kingdom following the bloody death of their king. Written by Anonymous

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for bloody violence, language including sexual references, and some nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 May 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ciocanul zeilor See more »

Filming Locations:

Beacon national park, Wales

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$164, 7 July 2013

Gross USA:

$438
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Production Co:

Vertigo Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Clive Standen also plays a viking in the History television show Vikings. See more »

Quotes

Steinar: You go to such lengths to build these churches, making sure they strike terror into the hearts of all who come near. It's just a room with a door... no different to a prison.
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Referenced in Half in the Bag: Shut in and Arrival (2016) See more »

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Better than I thought it would be after reading these reviews!
1 July 2013 | by steeledanSee all my reviews

I don't understand the rating this movie has on here right now! This movie is as good as sooo many movies in this genre with much better scores. (i.e. Kingdom of Heaven, King Arthur, Robin Hood, etc...)

Yes, okay, the casting choices weren't great (the main actors were great, although unknown, but the female roles were all poorly cast)and the story was, a little, thin, but this movie gains points from me for it's atheist message.

It was also shot very cool and the soundtrack was AWESOME. I hope the success of this film encourages more independent style period pieces in a market dominated by the big companies.


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