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Northmen - A Viking Saga (2014)

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A band of Vikings cross enemy lines and a panicked race begins. The losers will pay with their lives.

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Claudio Fäh
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ed Skrein ... Hjorr
Tom Hopper ... Asbjorn
James Norton ... Bjorn
Charlie Murphy ... Inghean
Ryan Kwanten ... Conall
Leo Gregory ... Jorund
Ken Duken ... Thorald
Mark Strepan ... Grim
Anatole Taubman ... Bovarr
Darrell D'Silva ... Gunnar
Nic Rasenti ... Gostun
Johan Hegg ... Valli
Joe Vaz ... Murdill
Danny Keogh Danny Keogh ... King Dunchaid
Richard Lothian Richard Lothian ... Haldor
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Storyline

A band of Vikings are stranded behind enemy lines on the coast of Alba as their longboat goes down in a dreadful storm. Their only chance of survival is to find a path to the Viking settlement, Danelagh, traversing an unfamiliar and hostile land they have never known. The journey becomes a race for their lives when the King of Alba sends his most feared mercenaries after them. But when the Vikings meet a kind Christian Monk who preaches with his sword, the hunters become the hunted as the Vikings set deadly traps, mercilessly decimating their pursuers one by one, culminating in a final and deadly encounter. Written by Anonymous

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viking | noble | sword | violence | battle | See All (6) »

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In exile a hero will rise See more »

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Action | Drama | History

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Rated R for violence throughout | See all certifications »

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Language:

English | Scots

Release Date:

23 October 2014 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Northmen - A Viking Saga See more »

Filming Locations:

South Africa See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,005,082
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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Filmed primarily in South Africa. See more »

Goofs

When the body is burned on the funeral pyre, the corpse's neck pulse is visible in the close-up shot. See more »

Quotes

Bjorn: Where are we? Not Lindisfarne.
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In the Shadows
by Beyond the Black
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Pretty high production for less than stellar excursion
5 August 2015 | by quincytheodoreSee all my reviews

For a medieval fantasy flick, Northmen does look the part. It has fine cinematography and quite gory battle as the characters literally spend bulk of the movie running and fighting in nice vistas. They, however, lack the appeal or novelty to set up a grand tale it's meant to be, making the tour into foreign land a loud yet bland one.

Story revolves around a group of Vikings, or Northmen, as they journey through unfamiliar territory. The group has internal strife and ambition for riches, but none of their story is fully fleshed out. The motives or back stories, even for the antagonist role, are often glossed over. Furthermore, the movie introduces many typical characters such lost princess and the enigmatic priest, each with their own equally monotonous issue.

With stack of characters, it's unfortunate that none of them is actually interesting. The actors work with passable acting, but the script is basically told while they are in constant running. It buries the story as they roar and slash their way through. When the supposed dramatic scenes play out, chances are audience wouldn't be invested on these characters.

It does possess good visual, camera work and design. There are set pieces that offer decent skirmish, both in daylight or night time. Credit when credit is due, most movies with fantasy theme often become blurry as the fight continues after dawn, but Northmen gives good graphic and lighting even in these instances. Action is presentable as well, bit crude at times, but fits the theme nonetheless.

As an action movie, it benefits from above average presentation, however the story doesn't venture beyond the realm of mediocrity.


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