Northmen: A Viking Saga

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Northmen: A Viking Saga
Directed by Claudio Fäh
Produced by Ralph S. Dietrich
Karin G. Dietrich
Daniel Höltschi
Frank Kaminski
Ulrich Stiehm
Rolf Wappenschmitt
Marco Del Bianco
Giselher Venzke
Bertha Spieker
Screenplay by Matthias Bauer
Bastian Zach
Starring Tom Hopper
Ryan Kwanten
Ken Duken
Charlie Murphy
Ed Skrein
Anatole Taubman
Leo Gregory
James Norton
Darrell D'Silva
Johan Hegg
Danny Keogh
Music by Marcus Trumpp
Cinematography Lorenzo Senatore
Edited by Adam Recht ACE
Production
company
Elite Film Produktion AG
Jumping Horse Film GmbH
Two Oceans Production PTY Ltd.
Distributed by The Salt Company[1]
Entertainment One
Elite Film AG
Ascot Elite Filmverleih GmbH
Release dates
  • October 9, 2014 (2014-10-09)
Running time
95 minutes
Country Switzerland/Germany/South Africa
Language English
Box office 2,827,799 $[2]

Northmen: A Viking Saga is a 2014 historical action film by Swiss director Claudio Fäh. It is an English language film, produced by Swiss production house Elite Film Produktion AG (Zurich) in co-production with Jumping Horse Film GmbH (Germany, Hannover) and Two Oceans Production PTY Ltd. (South Africa, Cape Town).[3]

The soundtrack of the movie contains 2 metal songs; "In The Shadows" by the German symphonic metal/power metal band Beyond the Black[4] and "Deceiver Of The Gods" by the Swedish melodic death metal band Amon Amarth.[5]

Summary

A group of Vikings, under the leadership of Asbjörn, are stranded on the Scottish coast after their ship sank in the storm. There, they are attacked by soldiers who guard princess Inghean, who is on her way to her wedding. The Vikings defeat the soldiers and take Inghean with them, so they can exchange her for ransom. Along the way, they meet a monk who grants them aid and shelter. Meanwhile Inghean's father, King Dunchaid, tasked a mercenary force to pursue the Vikings and free his daughter.

As the mercenaries attack the tower, where the monk and the Vikings are sheltered, the group escapes through a tunnel. The monk offers to show the Vikings the way to the Viking settlement Danelag, where they would be safe. Along the way, they are repeatedly attacked by the mercenaries, but the Vikings eventually defeat them. On a cliff, they are surrounded by King Dunchaid and his troops. Asbjörn jumps into the water and gets a boat out of a cave. Then, the other Vikings jump into the water as well, just like the monk and Inghean, who has decided to stay with the Vikings. Together, the group rows towards Danelag.

Cast

Production

The film is directed by Hollywood-based Swiss director Claudio Fäh (Sniper: Reloaded, Hollow Man 2) after a script by two Austrians Mattias Bauer and Bastian Zach, the writers of the Swiss horror film One Way Trip 3D.[6]

Reception

The film has a score of 50% on Metacritic.[7]

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