Valhalla Rising (2009) - Synopsis
Nicolas Winding Refn, the acclaimed director of BRONSON and THE PUSHER TRILOGY, strikes again with his bone-crushingly brutal Viking epic starring Mads Mikkelsen (CASINO ROYALE, FLAME & CITRON). This stylized knockout premiered to acclaim at the Venice and Toronto Film Festivals and is destined to become a cult classic. An epic tale of war, vengeance and redemption, VALHALLA RISING is a provocative collision of art and action and an unmissable summer movie event. For years, One-Eye, a mute warrior of supernatural strength, has been held prisoner - forced to fight for his life and the amusement of his pagan slavers. Aided by a boy, he finds his moment, furiously kills his captors and together they escape, beginning an odyssey through an unknown land. After falling in with a band of Vikings, One-Eye and his young companion find they must confront terrible fate in the quest for their freedom.