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Lords of Chaos (2018)

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A teenager's quest to launch Norwegian Black Metal in Oslo in the early 1990s results in a very violent outcome.

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Jonas Åkerlund

Writers:

Dennis Magnusson (screenplay by), Jonas Åkerlund (screenplay by) | 2 more credits »
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2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rory Culkin ... Euronymous
Emory Cohen ... Kristian 'Varg' Vikernes
Jack Kilmer ... Pelle 'Dead' Ohlin
Sky Ferreira ... Ann-Marit
Valter Skarsgård ... Bård Guldvik 'Faust' Eithun
Anthony De La Torre ... Jan Axel 'Hellhammer' Blomberg
Jonathan Barnwell ... Jørn 'Necrobutcher' Stubberud
Sam Coleman ... Jon 'Metalion' Kristiansen
Wilson Gonzalez ... Varg's Driver
Lucian Charles Collier ... Stian 'Occultus' Johannsen
Andrew Lavelle Andrew Lavelle ... Gylve 'Fenriz' Nagell
James Edwyn James Edwyn ... Kjetil 'Manheim'
Gustaf Hammarsten ... Finn Tender
Jon Øigarden ... Magne Andreassen
Arion Csihar Arion Csihar ... Attila Csihar
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Storyline

Oslo, 1987. 17-year-old Euronymous is determined to escape his traditional upbringing and becomes fixated on creating 'true Norwegian black metal' with his band Mayhem. He mounts shocking publicity stunts to put the band's name on the map, but the lines between show and reality start to blur. Arson, violence and a vicious murder shock the nation that is under siege by these Lords of Chaos. Written by British Counsil

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Based on Truth and Lies. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong brutal violence, disturbing behavior, grisly images, strong sexuality, nudity, and pervasive language | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?

Trivia

American actors in the film speak in English throughout and with their American accents. See more »

Goofs

When Euronymous is introducing Manheim as the drummer in the rehearsal space, Manheim is sitting behind a 5 piece, single bass, blue drum kit. When they being playing, he's sitting behind a 9 piece, double bass, blue and white drum kit. See more »

Quotes

Kristian 'Varg' Vikernes: Laugh now you fake fucking nazi!
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Alternate Versions

The US theatrical and DVD releases were cut for an R rating, toning down the gory violence of Dead's suicide, Faust's stabbing and Euronymous' murder. The unrated 'directors cut' version is only available on Blu-ray in the US. It runs for 118 minutes instead of 116 as per the R-rated version. See more »

Connections

References Fire and Ice (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

Pure Fucking Armageddon
Written by Necrobutcher & Euronymous (as Øystein Aarseth)
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User Reviews

 
Looking at this movie as a film, and a film only.
12 March 2019 | by dsayshi257See all my reviews

What I mean by my title is that I am not too familiar with the real story, and I have seen a lot of reviews on here bashing the movie for not being true to reality. I understand where they are coming from but as someone who knows only surface level stuff about Mayhem, I will review this movie just from a movie perspective, no bias over real events.

So, just by looking a this movie as a film, I enjoyed it quite a bit! I thought that the story was intriguing and sad, and I found myself very engaged with what I was watching. There were three scenes in particular that really stood out and shocked me. I thought they were relatively realistic and very emotional, but what really stood out to me was the performance by Rory Culkin. I think he was absolutely fantastic in this role and I can't wait to see what else he is going to be in in the future.

Overall, it is far from a perfect movie but for what it is it is sad, entertaining, brutal and emotional with a standout performance by Rory.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

8 February 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Oslo, Norway See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$27,649, 10 February 2019

Gross USA:

$253,184

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$365,353
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