June 18th, 2016



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Release Year: 2016

Rating: 6.2/10 ( voted)

Critic's Score: /100

Director: Nils Gaup

Stars: Anders Dahlberg, Åsmund Brede Eike, Elg Elgesem

In the year 1206 Norway is raged by civil war. The King's illegitimate infant son, Håkon Håkonsson, which half the kingdom wants killed off, is guarded in secrecy by two men. A story which changed the course of the country's history.

Anders Dahlberg - Aslak
Åsmund Brede Eike - Ståle
Elg Elgesem - Frikk
Pål Sverre Hagen - Gisle
Thorbjørn Harr - Inge
Benjamin Helstad - King
Kristofer Hivju - Torstein
Stig Henrik Hoff -
Jeppe Beck Laursen - Audun
Nikolaj Lie Kaas -
Adam Nemet - Gisles Guard
Jon Inge Nordnes - Birkebeiner #7
Thea Sofie Loch Næss - (as Thea Sofie Loch Naess)
Jakob Oftebro - Skjervald
Torkel Dommersnes Soldal -


Official Website: Official Facebook (Norwegian)

Country: Norway

Language: Norwegian

Release Date: 3 Jan 2016

Box Office Details

Budget: NOK 45,000,000 (estimated)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

The character "Gisle" is based on the real life Norwegian Jarl "Håkon the Crazy". The name was changed to avoid confusion in a movie that already have two Håkons. Jarl Håkon was also never directly antagonistic towards his brother, Inge, even though they are said to have had a shaky relationship at best. See more »

The Norwegian coat of arms (a golden lion wearing a crown and holding an axe) appears throughout the movie, which takes place in and around 1204. However, the coat of arms did not exist in this form until approximately 1280. See more »

User Review


Rating: 10/10

As I am a huge fan of my country's history, this film was right up my alley. All the historical elements of the film are excellently portrayed. A few historical facts were changed a little, but not so much that it ruins the film. The changes work. The more fictional parts of the film are also very good.

The acting is also very nice. Main actors Kristofer Hivju and Jakob Oftebro have a lot of good chemistry and work well off each other. The other actors do a good job too.

The cinematography is wonderful. Beautiful shots of the Norwegian wilderness make this a spectacular viewing experience.

All in all, this film is excellent!


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