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Valhalla Rising

Valhalla Rising
  • 2009
  • Denmark/UK
  • 92 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Nicolas Winding Refn
  • Written by: Nicolas Winding Refn, Roy Jacobsen
  • Cast: Mads Mikkelsen, Jamie Sives, Gary Lewis, Ewan Stewart, Maarten Stevenson
  • Website: www.labelleallee.com

Refn's follow-up to 'Bronson' is a difficult but rewarding slice of historical ultra-realism, with Mikkelsen well up to the task of playing a Viking warrior in a film as uncompromising, unsentimental and deliberately unlovable as its central character.

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Profile: Nicolas Winding Refn

28 Apr 2010

Born 1970 Copenhagen, Denmark Background After coming to prominence by re-sculpting his 1996 hit Pusher into an accomplished drug-trilogy, Danish writer/director Winding Refn’s controversial Bronson won him plaudits for coaxing a remarkable…

Valhalla Rising

28 Apr 20104 stars

(15) 92min Expectations have substantially cooled on Nicolas Winding Refn’s follow-up to last year’s brilliant Bronson, but those accustomed to his art-house sensibility/ visceral action fusions will find something original in Valhalla Rising. Refn’s…

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