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Viking (2016)

Not Rated | | Action, Drama, History | 6 January 2017 (USA)
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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.

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Andrey Kravchuk

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Andrey Kravchuk, Johan Melin (dramaturge) | 2 more credits »
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Credited cast:
Anton Adasinsky ... Volkhv
Aleksandr Armer ... Ulvar
Vilen Babichev ... Viking Khevdinga
Tom J. Benedict Tom J. Benedict ... Kheskuld (as Toms Liepajnieks)
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
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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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"Tebe nado uvidet, chtoby poverit" ("You need to see to believe") See more »

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Action | Drama | History | War

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The Pecheneg language, an extinct Turkic language once spoken in Eastern Europe in the 7th-12th centuries, was "re-invented" for the movie. See more »

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In the first fight scene of the movie, set in the 10th century, the Russians are fighting with Crossbows, which existed at that time but came to the region of Rus only in the 13th-14th century, mostly known from the source from 1376, while others say that it also existed in 1259. See more »

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References The 13th Warrior (1999) See more »

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9 July 2019 | by rune_of_ruinSee all my reviews

I really do not understand the rating and the hate for this movie. Is it because it was made by a russian and they speak russian in the movie? I can understand if thats the case, the hate for everything russian is strong in the world, and the language can be quite off putting. I had a bit of a hard time trying to remember the russian names...

BUT, this movie is really great. Definetly looks like a lot of money has been put into it. It definetly looks very authentic and realistic. I have no idea how historically correct this movie is with the story since I dont really know anything about Vladimir, but there are so many other things that would compensate for it. The fighting scenes for example are excellent. Never seen so realistic fights in a "viking" movie, not even in the show Vikings. It is also really nice to see that they make a good use of spears in this movie, which very rarely happens in viking movies, despite being the most cammon weapon.

I found the story exciting and there were not many dull moments in this movie, despite it being quite long. As a Swede it was also really nice to hear some swedish in this movie, and to see the swedish actor Joakim Nätterqvist, who played the swedish templar Arn in the movies about Arn.

I feel this movie is a strong 8, especially when you compare it to other "viking" movies the last decade. Like "Viking Legacy", "Viking Quest", "Viking the berserkers", "Vikingdom", "Northmen - A Viking Saga" etc. Those movies are a complete joke compared to this movie. Worse acting, worse dialogs, worse story, worse realism, worse budget etc.

I would definetly recommend you to give this movie a chance instead of trusting the rating and the reviews of this movie. They are absolutely not fair against this movie according to me.


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Country:

Russia

Language:

Russian | Turkish

Release Date:

6 January 2017 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

RUR1,250,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$29,161,298
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(18+) | (12+) | (Blu-ray)

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Dolby Atmos

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2.35 : 1
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