The Northman

2022-05-12T07:00:00.0000000Z

2022-05-12T07:00:00.0000000Z

NZME

https://communitynews.co.nz/article/281818582422728

Entertainment

From visionary director Robert Eggers comes The Northman, an action-filled epic that follows a young Viking prince on his quest to avenge his father's murder based on The Legend of Amleth. Set in 895, King Aurvandill War-Raven returns to his kingdom on the island of Hrafnsey after his overseas conquests, and is reunited with his wife, Queen Gudru´ n, and his son and heir, Prince Amleth. To prepare Amleth to one day be king, the two participate in a spiritual ceremony overseen by Aurvandill's jester, Heimir. The next morning, masked warriors led by Aurvandill's brother Fjo¨ lnir ambush and murder the king. After seeing his village massacred and his mother taken away screaming by his uncle, Amleth flees by boat swearing to avenge his father, save his mother and kill Fjo¨ lnir. Starring Alexander Skarsgard in the lead role (who coincidentally played Eric Northman in True Blood) and a stellar cast including Nicole Kidman, Ethan Hawke, Willem Dafoe and Bjo¨ rk.

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