Monday, December 6, 2010

Hrafn Gunnlaugsson - Korpen Flyger AKA When the Raven Flies (1984)

imdb review:
Author: Christopher Miller ( from Falls Church, VA

"When the Raven Flies" death is this stark, brutal and gloomy tale of
unrelenting vengeance. A Celtic Christian boy's family in Ireland is wiped out in a Viking
raid, with his older sister carried off into sexual bondage. When he becomes a man, he
tracks down the band of exiles all the way to Iceland where they await the death of their
enemy, King Harald of Norway. One by one he patiently stalks each member of the band
and cunningly turns their barbaric superstitions and brutish natures against them. The
authenticity of the Icelandic setting and the grubbiness of the actors lend veracity to this
depiction of this dark period in Scandinavian history in which the blood feuds lasted for
generations. This film has a strangely compelling beauty threaded through its dominant
theme of violence begetting violence in a self-perpetuating cycle.

wolf-carl86, imdb

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