6.1/10
5,178
23 user 35 critic

Birkebeinerne (2016)

Trailer
1:48 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Prime Video

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
Reviews
Popularity
1,750 ( 1,462)
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

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 Bjørn Sundquist ... Chancellor
Jonathan Oskar Dahlgren Jonathan Oskar Dahlgren ... Baby Håkon Håkonson
Ravn Lanesskog Ravn Lanesskog ... Lodin
Benjamin Helstad ... King Håkon
Edit

Storyline

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.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

A story of legendary bravery


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

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 »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

NOK 45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,599, 19 June 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$8,550, 26 June 2016
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Three Norwegian medieval kings appear in the film. Håkon III Sverresson, Inge II Bårdsson & Håkon IV Håkonsson. See more »

Goofs

Potatoes didn't exist in Norway before 1750. See more »

Quotes

Queen Margrete: My dear, dear daughter. Forgive me. Forgive me. I must return to Sweden. But when we meet again, I will be a bride in the Nidaros Cathedral and become Queen again. And you... you shall become my princess.
See more »

Soundtracks

Noregskonungr
Composed by Gaute Storaas and performed by Bratislava Symphony Orchestra
© (p) 2016 Lydmuren
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Birkebeinerne: an instructive Norwegian Tale.
4 August 2016 | by niutta-enricoSee all my reviews

I watched it out of curiosity because I never heard the term 'Birkerbeiner' before (the beautiful tale of Håkon Håkonsson hasn't reached the bulk of ignorant Mediterranean men yet) and I am more than happy to have done it.

It wasn't really a memorable film, however: many scenes lacked realism and the plot was oversimplified, on my humble opinion. Which was something I didn't expect given the huge talent of Scandinavian screenwriters (e.g. Anders Thomas Jensen or Kim Fupz Aakeson, just to quote two of my favorites...).

In any case it was instructive and I'm sure that many people from all around the world will enjoy the story and recognize many actors such as Kristofer Hivju (from 'Game of Thrones'), Nikolaj Lie Kaas (from 'Child 44'), Thorbjørn Harr (from 'Vikings') or Pål Sverre Hagen, (from 'Kon Tiki') who I'm sure are by now familiar faces to international audiences.


14 of 21 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 23 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed