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

Genres:

Action | Drama | History | War

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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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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Runtime:

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

Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This movie took 6 years to make. 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 »

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Featured in Lost in Adaptation: Eragon (2016) See more »

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A flawed grand scale epic, but still worth watching.
23 January 2017 | by bryantturner-66298See all my reviews

I saw this movie in St. Petersburg, Russia last weekend. I don't know Russian history in-depth so I can only evaluate this film as entertainment (not a history lesson). This film is made on a grand scale and it shines in some of the epic battle scenes of which there are plenty. Others didn't fare as well as they were filmed in dark fog which made them tedious and hard to watch. When the battle scenes work, they work well but when they don't, they slow the film's momentum. I also felt the story left me dangling by not doing any followup on Vladimir's relationships with with his young wife Rogneda, and Anne. All in all, the movie feels redundant after a while and runs a little too long. Still, that doesn't detract from some the fantastic battles earlier in the film which make this movie worth watching.


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