In the year 1206 Norway is raged by civil war. The King's illegitimate infant son, Håkon Håkonsson, which half the kingdom wants killed off, is guarded in secrecy by two men. A story which changed the course of the country's history.

Director:

Nils Gaup

Writer:

Ravn Lanesskog
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jakob Oftebro ... Skjervald
Kristofer Hivju ... Torstein
Torkel Dommersnes Soldal Torkel Dommersnes Soldal ... Egil (as Torkel D. Soldal)
Ane Ulimoen Øverli ... Inga
Nikolaj Lie Kaas ... Orm
Pål Sverre Hagen ... Gisle
Åsmund Brede Eike ... Stale (as Åsmund-Brede Eike)
Thorbjørn Harr ... Inge
Thea Sofie Loch Næss ... Kristin
Jeppe Beck Laursen ... Audun
Fridtjov Såheim ... Gard
Bjørn Sundquist ... Chancellor
Jonathan Oskar Dahlgren Jonathan Oskar Dahlgren ... Baby Håkon Håkonson
Ravn Lanesskog Ravn Lanesskog ... Lodin
Benjamin Helstad ... King Håkon
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In the year 1206 Norway is raged by civil war. The King's illegitimate infant son, Håkon Håkonsson, which half the kingdom wants killed off, is guarded in secrecy by two men. A story which changed the course of the country's history.

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A story of legendary bravery

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Action | Drama | History | War

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Rated R for violence and a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Karl Júlíusson recycled several of his costumes from The White Viking (1991) for this film, in particular the armor of Birkebeinerne. Originally they where made for part of the costumes of the Norwegian king Olav Tryggvasson. See more »

Goofs

The film portrays Gisle / Håkon Galen as Bagler while in reality he was part of the Birkebeiner party. See more »

Quotes

Skjervald: The Baglers know that Håkon is here.
Erlend: How the hell do they know that?
Skjervald: I told them.
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Crazy Credits

Quote at end of credits: "The difference between a novelist and a historian is this: that the former tells lies deliberately and for the fun of it; the historian tells lies and imagines he is telling the truth" See more »

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Djarfleikr mey
Composed by Gaute Storaas and performed by Bratislava Symphony Orchestra
© (p) 2016 Lydmuren
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Birkebeinerne is technical wonder from Norway but its writing is pretty bad.
28 September 2016 | by shobanchittuproluSee all my reviews

Birkebeinerne (2016): When I watched trailer of this film,I got absolutely stunned with its making.I never expected such high standards from a Norwegian movie.But when I watched its movie I realized that the standards are confined only to technical purpose but not on writing.

Plot: Based on real Birkebeiner's(A rebellious group) story,it follows journey of two Birkebeiners Skjervald (Jakob Oftebro) and Torstein (Kristofer Hivju) along with a months old King's illegitimate son child Hakon Håkonssonwho has grave danger from those who want to claim throne.So how did they succeed in saving the child and making him king forms rest of the adventure.

Plus Points:

1)Cinematography: Birkebeinerne has one of the most brilliant cinematography for a foreign film.The way they showed the beauty of mountains with snow is breathtaking.

2)Art direction: Though its largely inspired from Game of Thrones,its commendable job for Norwegian work.This work is beyond their range.Loved their work

Minus Points: Though this movie is technically strong,its writing failed terribly.There is literally no interesting movie in this boredom.Though it has some decent plot,its execution part is bad.

So,Birkebeinerne is technical wonder from Norway but its writing is pretty bad.

My rating 4.75/10


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Country:

Norway | Denmark | Sweden | Ireland | Hungary

Language:

Norwegian

Release Date:

17 June 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Last King See more »

Filming Locations:

Lillehammer, Norway See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

NOK45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,599, 19 June 2016

Gross USA:

$8,905

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,705,618
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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