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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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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:

"Istoriya eto simptom. Diagnoz eto my" ("History is a symptom. The diagnosis is us") 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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Budget:

RUR 1,250,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

It is mentioned that the marriage between Anna and the German Emperor, in this case Emperor Otto III of the Holy Roman Empire, was refused. But in real life she actually was promised. It was taken away from him by Czar Vladimir I of Kiev during the bloody fight for the Christian believe around Korsun'. See more »

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References Flesh+Blood (1985) See more »

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Viking: Why didn't they Call it 'Vladimir the Great'?
13 May 2017 | by niutta-enricoSee all my reviews

A beautiful movie about Vladimir I of Kiev and a fine chance to get more familiar with Eastern Europe's Medieval History.

Shot with artistic talent and historical accuracy, the movie shows the clash between Scandinavian, Rus, Greek-Roman and Turkic populations at the dawn of the second Millennium.

And Russian historians are among the finest on this period (those who have an interest in Byzantine History know very well who Georg Alexandrovič Ostrogorsky was) so I would not agree with those who complained on this matter.

Calling the movie 'Viking' shows a sophisticated knowledge of Saint Vladimir's life. But it might be deceiving for greater audiences.


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