The movie Valhalla Rising: trailer, clips, photos, soundtrack, news and much more!
“1000 AD, for years, One Eye, a mute warrior of supernatural strength, has been held prisoner by the Norse chieftain Barde. Aided by Are, a boy slave, One Eye slays his captor and together he and Are escape, beginning a journey into the heart of darkness. On their flight, One Eye and Are board a Viking vessel, but the ship is soon engulfed by an endless fog that clears only as the crew sights an unknown land. As the new world reveals its secrets and the Vikings confront their terrible and bloody fate, One Eye discovers his true self.”
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“Valhalla Rising begins on a desolate coast where the heads of warring clans meet in battle. For years, the most fearsome and successful fighter has been an enigmatic figure known only as One Eye (played by the inestimable Mads Mikkelsen, star of the first two Pusher films, as well as Casino Royale and Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky, also playing at the Festival).
Silent and lethal, One Eye has defeated everyone he’s encountered, but he’s treated more like an animal than a warrior. The only person he has any relationship with is the young boy who brings him food and water daily. Constantly caged and shackled, One Eye has drawn the attention of a new force now sweeping the countryside and displacing the society’s leaders: Christians.
Determined to claim territory for his faith, the leader of a band of Christians sets sail on an ill-fated odyssey to the Holy Land with One Eye and the young boy in tow. Referencing masters like Akira Kurosawa and Sergio Leone with a touch of Andrei Tarkovsky thrown in for good measure, Valhalla Rising shows how carnage, once invoked, has no fealty but to itself. Little separates the Christians from their pagan predecessors – they’re just as bellicose and bloodthirsty.”
So may argue, but I really think the world is getting better. Our uninhibited ancestors were nasty savages. The myth of a lost Golden Age of peace is just a fallacious creation. Peace isn’t in the past, but ahead of us. We’re no angels yet: our wars may have a larger scale than before, but there is less savagery and there is a world consensus that favor peace. Maybe one day, we’ll get rid of that violence, I’m a bit afraid though that lawyers would then rule the world…
Valhalla Rising is an upcoming new viking fantasy movie set to be released in Europe early next year. It is directed by Danish filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn and is starring Mads Mikkelsen in the lead role. Watch below the movie trailer of Valhalla Rising:
“For years, One-Eye, a mute warrior of supernatural strength, has been held prisoner by the chieftain Barde. Aided by a boy, Are, he kills his captor and together they escape, beginning a journey into the heart of darkness. On their flight from bounty hunters, One-Eye and Are board a Viking vessel, but the ship is soon engulfed by an endless fog that first disintegrates as they sight an unknown land. As the new land reveals its secrets and the Vikings meet a ghastly fate, One-Eye discovers his true self.”
Quite impressed by this trailer of Valhalla Rising. I dig this atmosphere of Norse savagery! Let’s hope that Valhalla Rising will get a US release!