A band of Vikings cross enemy lines and a panicked race begins. The losers will pay with their lives.


Claudio Fäh
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Credited cast:
Ed Skrein ... Hjorr
James Norton ... Bjorn
Tom Hopper ... Asbjorn
Ryan Kwanten ... Conall
Charlie Murphy ... Inghean
Darrell D'Silva ... Gunnar
Leo Gregory ... Jorund
Ken Duken ... Thorald
Anatole Taubman ... Bovarr
Daniel Janks ... Messenger
Mark Strepan ... Grim
Nic Rasenti ... Gostun
Danny Keogh Danny Keogh ... King Dunchaid
Johan Hegg ... Valli
Joe Vaz ... Murdill


A band of Vikings are stranded behind enemy lines on the coast of Alba as their longboat goes down in a dreadful storm. Their only chance of survival is to find a path to the Viking settlement, Danelagh, traversing an unfamiliar and hostile land they have never known. The journey becomes a race for their lives when the King of Alba sends his most feared mercenaries after them. But when the Vikings meet a kind Christian Monk who preaches with his sword, the hunters become the hunted as the Vikings set deadly traps, mercilessly decimating their pursuers one by one, culminating in a final and deadly encounter. Written by Anonymous

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viking | noble | sword | violence | battle | See All (6) »


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Rated R for violence throughout | See all certifications »

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The cave scenes were shot in the Cango Caves complex near Oudtshoorn, South Africa. Cango is one of the world's most extensive cave systems; much of it is unexplored. See more »


When the leader of the Wolves is killed, it's by the Monk's staff, and he sinks into the moor. In the next shot, when the group is crossing the moor, the Monk is seen with the staff, yet at the "last stand" moment, he is weaponless, as seen by Jorund tossing him one of his knives. See more »


Bjorn: Where are we? Not Lindisfarne.
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Good old fashioned action
12 November 2014 | by FlickChick82See all my reviews

This is a must see for all those who like sword&sandal movies. The plot is too simple. The story could have been a little more with twists and subplots, not to mention a more detailed characterization. You have a bunch of northmen who are on hostile turf, but the problem is you just don't care when someone is mortally wounded and about to die. There isn't enough of a background story, the history of all the characters, why are they the way they are, their motivations. As a viewer you are left wondering...but not in a good way. The action scenes and also the location are pretty much the only things that save the film. It's always entertaining to watch a well done fighting scene at least for me. One more thing the actors are easy on the eyes, which is another plus. Go see it.

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English | Scots

Release Date:

23 October 2014 (Germany) See more »

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Northmen - A Viking Saga See more »

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South Africa See more »


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Dolby Digital



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2.35 : 1
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