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
While now in the center of the Netherlands, Dorestad was much closer to the North Sea coast in the era of the film, and was subject to both seasonal flooding from the Rhine river system, as well as potential catastrophic marine inundation from the west over the vast tidal salt flats to the west. See more »
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Interesting story, very nicely filmed ( high contrast/ desatuarated imagery), decent acting all around, nice battlescenes but nothing you haven't seen done before ( and better done), nice looking leadactors.... but the movie is way to long... it would have benefited greatly from some sharp editing. It could have been easily 30 min shorter en much the better for it.
I caught myself glanzing at my watch a couple of times ...
To many unneccesary long scenes and other scenes could have benefited from from some added time
All in all ok but not great and certainly not a sensation ( even by Dutch standards)
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