700 AD. Northern Europe is divided into two worlds: the Frisians, Saxons and Danes live above the rivers, below the rivers live the Franks. They want to achieve what even the Romans did not succeed: conquer all of Europe. They put in a new weapon to enslave the Gentiles: Christianity. They target Europe's main trading center, where the Frisian king Aldigisl rules.Written by
An open casting call was distributed via newspapers and social media, calling for five thousand men with long hair and beards, to serve as extras during the battle scenes. A special request was made for 200 men who could bring their own horse, who would be receiving special stunt training. Reportedly, over ten thousand extras applied. See more »
Dorestad is in the center of the Netherlands, but the movie makes it looks like it is near the sea. The battle for Dorestad is won by diverting the Frankisch cavalry to the sea and having them drown in the upcoming tide. This would have been a two day journey. One historian however has controversially placed Dorestad at the current location of Audruicq, near the French coast. See more »
In January 2019 the movie aired on TV in the Netherlands as a four part mini-series. See more »
Interesting film about the Legend of Redbad. I really liked the settings, costumes and some fight scenes although the film's soundtracks is a let down.
The director could have done better by cutting many insignificant scenes which are boring. Good overall.
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