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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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Cast

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 »


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

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Country:

UK | Sweden | Norway

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 February 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lords of Chaos See more »

Filming Locations:

Oslo, Norway See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$27,649, 10 February 2019, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$252,245, 21 March 2019
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Varg Vikernes stated in a 2016 video that Mayhem, Burzum, and Darkthrone all denied this movie rights to their music. However, since then it has transpired that the movie does in fact contain some of Mayhem's songs and (according to an interview with Jonas the director) "the key players" are on board with the film. See more »

Quotes

Kristian 'Varg' Vikernes: I thought you were true Norwegian black metal.
Euronymous: I invented it.
Kristian 'Varg' Vikernes: And now you betray it!
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References Die Hard 2 (1990) See more »

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Stand Up and Shout
Written by Ronnie James Dio, Jimmy Bain
Performed by Dio
Published by Niji, Jimmy Bain
Courtesy of Warner Music Group, Universal Music Enterprises
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Watch it and decide for yourself...
24 February 2019 | by tobiasklayeSee all my reviews

I love all genre of music, Can't say I'm a huge fan of death/black/speed/grind/etc metal but I do remember hearing about these guys years ago and I admit I did walk in blindfolded only to research the facts afterwards. My humble opinion is, everyone poo poo'ing this movie is an angst person that probably loves the fiction over the fact or visa versa. "What have you done lately" The direction is good, the acting, the story and yes, it is quite visually graphic at times, but if you do some research then you will understand the necessity. Far from the best movie, however a very well made insight into a tragic event that never needed to happen.


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