From visionary director Robert Eggers (The Lighthouse, The Witch) comes a mesmerisingly mythological Viking revenge saga. Alexander Skarsgård stars as Prince Amleth, a 10th-century Norseman who flees his home after witnessing the brutal murder of his father (Ethan Hawke) at the hands of his uncle. Decades later, Amleth is a Viking berserker raiding Slavic villages, where a seeress reminds him of his vow: avenge his father, save his mother, kill his uncle. Traveling on a slave ship to Iceland, Amleth infiltrates his uncle’s farm with the help of Olga (Anya Taylor-Joy), an enslaved Slavic woman — and sets out for revenge.
Why You Should See This Film
There are many reasons to see The Northman. Besides featuring Björk’s first film appearance in two decades (more than enough reason to see any film!), and the countless 5-star reviews, it’s exciting to see Robert Eggers level up to such a spectacular, big-budget epic. Exquisitely crafted with the cinematic experience firmly in mind, it’s one of this year’s essential films.
- Year: 2022
- Rating: MA15+
- Director: Robert Eggers
- Cast: Alexander Skarsgård, Nicole Kidman, Anya Taylor-Joy, Ethan Hawke, Björk, Willem Dafoe
- Duration: 137 minutes
- Language: English