The Northman (feature film) 140 min


The Northman. Directed by Robert Eggers, Performances by: Alexander Skarsgard, Nicole Kidman, Ethan Hawke, Anya Taylor-Joy.  Focus Features, 2022.  Rated R.  140 min.  Action-Adventure, Fantasy, History.

Mostly set in 10th-century Iceland, The Northman tells the story of a Viking prince who sets out to avenge his father's death at the hands of his uncle — a legend that inspired Shakespeare's Hamlet.  When Amelth was a child, his father, King Aurvandil was murdered by the king's brother, Fjolnir. On that day, Ameleth escaped with his life and committed himself to revenge as he became consumed with hatred. Years later, after becoming a man, a notable warrior in his own right, he allows himself to become enslaved to get within reach of his uncle to avenge his father, rescue his mother, and take back the kingdom that was rightfully his.

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