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The Northman

A Viking prince seeks revenge and saves his mother from his uncle's clutches.


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After 'The Witch' and 'The Lighthouse', Robert Eggers takes the helm of his third feature film. Moving away from a very different genre from the previous ones, in 'The Northman' we are presented with a mega action production. Based on the historical figure of Amleth, who was the inspiration for Shakespeare to write 'Hamlet', the narrative transports us to the Middle Ages. Just like in the play by the English writer, Eggers' movie is a revenge plot, where Amleth (Alexander Skarsgård) wants to avenge the death of his father, King Aurvandil (Ethan Hawke). It is worth mentioning that all the atmosphere of Vikings is lost throughout the hours, which is a shame. But a good summary of this feature is: men thirsting for blood and women owning themselves - Anya Taylor-Joy and Nicole Kidman are really amazing in their characters. 'The Northman' brings a predictable story, which is saved by the great editing, photography and performances. However, it is Robert Eggers' least authorial work.



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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. With an all-star cast that includes Alexander Skarsgård, Nicole Kidman, Claes Bang, Anya Taylor-Joy, Ethan Hawke, Björk, and Willem Dafoe.

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