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
The film was edited into a four-part television miniseries, where they showed unused footage. 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. See more »
In January 2019 the movie aired on TV in the Netherlands as a four part mini-series. See more »
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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