Valhalla Rising

 
Das Jahr 1000: Der große Krieger "Einauge" (Mads Mikkelsen) wird wie ein Sklave gehalten und zu brutalen Schaukämpfen gezwungen. Als ihm die Flucht gelingt, schließt er sich kriegerischen Wikingern an und sticht mit ihnen in See. Nach einer Odyssee erreicht das Schiff endlich ein unbekanntes Land. Sie glauben, 'Walhalla', den Ruheort der in einer Schlacht gefallenen Krieger, erreicht zu haben. In der neuen Welt müssen sich "Einauge" und die Wikinger einem grausamen Schicksal stellen ...

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.

Director's Biography
NICOLAS WINDING REFN, born 1970 in Copenhagen, Denmark. He moved to the United States in 1981 and attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Back in Denmark he was accepted by the Danish Film School. At the age of 24, Refn found himself writing and directing his remarkable feature film debut PUSHER (1996) which won him international critical acclaim. VALLHALLA RISING premiered at Venice Film Festival in 2009.
Filme - Auswahl
PUSHER I, II , III (1996, 2004, 2005), BRONSON (2009; CE '09), DRIVE (2011), VALHALLA RISING (2009; CE '10)
Nachtsicht | Night Sight 2010
Nicolas Winding Refn
Dänemark / Großbritannien 2009
90 Minuten
OF
Drehbuch Nicolas Winding Refn, Roy Jacobsen
Kamera Morten Søborg
Schnitt Mat Newman
Musik Peter Kyed, Peter Peter
Mit Mads Mikkelsen, Maarten Stevenson, Gordon Brown, Andrew Flanagan: Gudmond, Gary Lewis, Gary McCormack
Produktion
Johnny Andersen, Henrik Danstrup, Bo Ehrhardt