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Viking (2016)

Not Rated | | Action, Drama, History | 29 December 2016 (Russia)
Kievan Rus, late 10th century. After the death of his father, the young Viking prince Vladimir of Novgorod is forced into exile across the frozen sea.

Director:

Andrey Kravchuk

Writers:

Andrey Kravchuk, Johan Melin (dramaturge) | 2 more credits »
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3 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Anton Adasinsky ... Volkhv
Aleksandr Armer ... Ulvar
Vilen Babichev ... Viking Khevdinga
Rostislav Bershauer Rostislav Bershauer ... Blud
Aleksandra Bortich ... Rogneda
Pierre Bourel Pierre Bourel ... Komandir
Vladimir Butenko Vladimir Butenko ... Viking Khevdinga
Sergey Cherdantsev Sergey Cherdantsev ... Druzhinnik knyazya Vladimira
Pawel Delag ... Anastas
Irina Demidkina Irina Demidkina
Aleksey Demidov Aleksey Demidov ... Samokha
John DeSantis ... Berserk
Oleg Dobrovan Oleg Dobrovan ... Valgard
Maksim Drachenin Maksim Drachenin ... Zhitel Polotska
Vladimir Epifantsev ... Fyodor
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Storyline

Kievan Rus, late 10th century. After the death of his father, Svyatoslav I, ruler of Kievan Rus, the young Viking prince Vladimir of Novgorod (Danila Kozlovsky) is forced into exile across the frozen sea to escape his treacherous half-brother Yaropolk (Aleksandr Ustyugov), who has murdered his other brother Oleg (Kirill Pletnyov) and conquered the Viking territory of Kievan Rus. The old warrior Sveneld (Maksim Sukhanov) convinces Vladimir to assemble a Varangian armada, hoping to reconquer Novgorod from Yaropolk and ultimately face the mighty Byzantine forces. Written by Fenris

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Taglines:

"Tebe nado uvidet, chtoby poverit" ("You need to see to believe") See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama | History | War

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Russia

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

29 December 2016 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

Vikingos See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

RUR 1,250,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,044,088 (Russia), 1 January 2017, Wide Release
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(18+) | (12+) | (Blu-ray)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The costume designer traveled to several cities and countries, buying fabric and studying frescoes and museum in China, India, Helsinki, Riga, Novgorod, Stockholm, and Minsk. See more »

Goofs

The movie shows that Czar Vladimir I brought the Christianity to the people of the Rus. However Christianity already existed and was practiced before Vladimir's rule (during the years 978-1015), e.g. Princess Olga of Kiev (920-969), wife of Igor the Rurik, was one of the first Russian rulers who officially was a Christian. See more »

Connections

References The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) See more »

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Total waste of 2 hours of my lifetime + couple of brain cells dead of boredom
4 January 2017 | by Nare SkadiSee all my reviews

After watching the whole movie in cinema, I couldn't really understand what has the title in common with the movie itself. Neither history, nor drama, this movie is a total mess of illogical actions and was scenes. A bunch of bearded Slavonic men screaming out loud and struggling with obviously fake weapon, having no philosophy, moral or logical basement in their head. So what? is it enough to be called viking? Is it enough to make a movie? My biggest problem was not the fact that nothing in the movie looked realistic or solid: the weapons, helmets and ships taken from various historical and cultural environment. I am not too mad about the fact, that I don't believe the dialogues and speech 10 centuries ago were the same as I hear on contemporary Russian streets. But to have no solid and logical story-line and no any well defined character who is conscious enough ... in a 133 minute-long movie? That's totally insane. Sorry, but no more nowadays Russian filmography!


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