The Northman full movie
The new film from director Robert Eggers, known for his powerful visions, is an action-packed epic. It follows a young Viking prince who seeks revenge for the death of his father.
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The Northman storyline
The end of the ninth century, a small island in the North Atlantic. King Orvandil, seriously wounded, returns from a campaign to his wife Gudrun and young son Amlet. Dreaming of going off to another battle and dying on the battlefield, he hands the throne to his son, but is immediately killed by his brother Fjolnir, who beheads the monarch and takes the kingdom and Gudrun for himself. The boy manages to escape. Decades later, Amlet grows into a tough, ruthless Viking, and one day in another devastated village he meets a witch who instructs him to pursue vengeance. After learning that Fjolnir and Gudrun have settled in Iceland, Amlet travels there with a shipment of Slavic slaves. On board his attention is drawn to Olga of Birchwood.
The Northman - notes, cast, infos
The entire film lasts 2 hours 20 minutes. People affiliated with the IMDB community rate the film at 7.2/10, while readers of Filmweb give it a score of 6.9/10. According to the film's evaluators at TMDB, it deserved a score of 7.2/10. Robert Eggers is responsible for directing the film, while those responsible for the screenplay are Robert Eggers and Sjón. The following actors starred in the film: Alexander Skarsgård (Amleth), Nicole Kidman (Queen Gudrún), Claes Bang (Fjölnir), Anya Taylor-Joy (Olga), Ethan Hawke (King Aurvandil), Willem Dafoe (Heimir), Björk (The Bard), Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson (Thórfinnr), Tadhg Murphy (Eiríkr).
The Northman - trivia
- For six months, Alexander Skarsgrd worked out six days a week to build the body he needed for the movie.
- The setting for the movie encompasses contemporary Scotland, Ukraine, and Iceland.
- For his part as the He-Witch, Ingvar Sigurdsson developed his throat singing technique.
- Following The Witch, Anya Taylor-Joy, Kate Dickie, and Ralph Ineson work once more with director Robert Eggers (2015).
- Bill Skarsgrd, the brother of Alexander Skarsgrd, was initially cast as Thorir but withdrew because of a schedule difficulty following the COVID-19-related delay in filming.
- Despite being only 9 years Alexander Skarsgrd’s senior, Nicole Kidman plays his mother.
- It is claimed that Harald of Norway deposed Fjölnir. That would be Harald Fairhair, who is credited in the Icelandic sagas with forcing many Scandinavians into exile in Iceland as a result of his despotic rule. When these sagas were written, the majority of Norway had already embraced Christianity, and the exiles frequently brought their pagan faiths with them.
- In order to create sets, costumes, and props that were as historically accurate as possible while still returning to a time before Christianity had an impact on Viking society, director Robert Eggers collaborated with historians and conducted exhaustive study into the era. The movie’s archaeologist, Professor Neil Price of Uppsala University in Sweden, later remarked that „the Northman might be the most realistic Viking movie ever filmed.” Even still, Eggers acknowledged that Amleth’s initiation ritual was „perhaps the most fictitious ritual in the movie” due to the paucity of historical parallels.
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