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The Huntress: Rune of the Dead (2019)

Not Rated | | Action, Drama, Fantasy | 19 October 2019 (Sweden)
Two daughters miss their dad. He hasn't returned from a Viking raid 2 years ago. The older sister Runa does her dad's chores such as bow hunting. She's having bad dreams/visions. Are they omens?


Rasmus Tirzitis
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Cast overview:
Moa Stefansdotter ... Runa (as Moa Enqvist Stefansdotter)
Yohanna Idha ... Magnhild
Viva Östervall Lyngbrant ... Bothild
Ralf Beck ... Ragnvald
Andreas Rylander ... Torulf
Peter Mörlin ... Joar
Urban Bergsten ... Ketill the Blacksmith
Andrea Larsdotter ... Sigrun
Tommi Korkeamäki Tommi Korkeamäki ... Torgisl the Warrior
Konstantin Aleksejev ... Hakon


811 AD, a family, isolated in their home, deep in the woods a few days travel from Birka. They are poor. The hunting and fishing has been bad for some time, and the father, Joar, takes the desperate measure of going on a Viking raid. Joar does not return for a long time, and the family starts to fear he never will. Runa, the oldest daughter, takes over her father's chores in his absence. She misses him dearly and nourishes a tender hope that he, once again, will return to them. But in her heart somehow she knows the suffering of the family has just begun. There is something in the air, something in the water, the wind and in the soil. Runa is becoming aware of something vile, something dangerous out in the forest. One day when she is out hunting she finds a bleeding man, a warrior, almost unconscious. She brings him inside and the family tends to his wounds. As he heals, she realizes he is sent to protect the family from an approaching evil. And he brings news of her father.

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When darkness falls a hero rises


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Second Swedish viking film in 2019 featuring Ralf Beck, the other being Draug (2018). Both films features Beck's character complaining about the smell of the draugr. See more »

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Not Vikings but good
19 January 2021 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

Why do I even mention the Vikings show? Well in Germany they thought they'd cash in on the tail wagon of the show and call this the Viking Saga ... I guess that's clever, yes? Anyway, if you are a fan of slow burning movies with a touch of medievil, you could do worse.

This seems quite low budget, but has a lot of flair and flavor to boost. The tone seems also to hit all the right spots. And it has an ending that may be worth the wait up to that point. It's quite intriguing to see, even if flawed to a certain degree of course.

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