39 user 19 critic

Viking (2016)

Not Rated | | Action, Drama, History | 6 January 2017 (USA)
1:04 | Trailer
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.


Andrey Kravchuk


Andrey Kravchuk, Johan Melin (dramaturge) | 2 more credits »
2,525 ( 538)
3 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »





Credited cast:
Anton Adasinsky ... Volkhv
Aleksandr Armer ... Ulvar
Vilen Babichev ... Viking Khevdinga
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


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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


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


Action | Drama | History | War


Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »

Did You Know?


The set and the scenery used in the production were used to create Russia's first movie-based theme park, which opened in may of 2016 near the village of Perevalnoye, Crimea. See more »


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 »


References 300 (2006) See more »

User Reviews

Anti-historic unwatchable trash
20 May 2017 | by pks-5See all my reviews

A - Anti-historic

Those who say it's "historically accurate" are either shills hired by the marketing or really stupid and uneducated hillbillies.

This trash has less basis in real history than movies like "Lincoln Vampire Hunter". Everything "historic" on screen is profoundly and disgustingly fake. That goes for events, personalities, lifestyle, customs, architecture, warfare, weapons & armor...

If Vladimir the Great was alive today he'd sue for slander and instantly won big time.

U - Unwatchable

From purely cinematographical point of view, this is unwatchable trash, plain and simple. Acting and directing are way below traditional trash genre standards. Screenplay is devoid of any logic, consistency, or character development.

T - Trash

I believe the real purpose behind filming it was money-laundering, or something similar to what Uwe Boll did. Except any of the worst Boll's movies are much better than this trash.

34 of 70 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 39 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.





Russian | Turkish

Release Date:

6 January 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Viking See more »


Box Office


RUR1,250,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


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

Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

Recently Viewed