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The Northman (2022)

Opens on April 22

Director: Robert Eggers Run Time: 136 min. Rating: R Release Year: 2022

Starring: Alexander Skarsgård, Anya Taylor-Joy, Ethan Hawke, Nicole Kidman, Willem Dafoe

Country: Iceland, Ireland, United Kingdom, United States
Language: English

About the film:

A bloody revenge epic and breathtaking visual marvel, The Northman finds celebrated genre filmmaker Robert Eggers expanding his scope without sacrificing any of his signature style. The world created by Eggers is a masterpiece of cinematography, editing, and story coming together to create an authentic epic of mystical proportions. Prince Amleth is on the verge of becoming a man when his father is brutally murdered by his uncle, who kidnaps the boy’s mother. Two decades later, Amleth is now a Viking who’s on a mission to save his mother, kill his uncle and avenge his father.

With an all-star cast that includes Alexander Skarsgård, Nicole Kidman, Claes Bang, Anya Taylor-Joy, Ethan Hawke, Björk, and Willem Dafoe.

“a textured aesthetic and a hurtling, immersive perspective that you rarely see in today’s carefully vetted, committee-made action movies”

The Guardian

About the filmmaker:

Born in New England, Robert Eggers started off in theater, directing several classic plays. His career as a short film director and art director led to two features, his 2015 debut film The Witch, which earned him numerous accolades including Best Director at Sundance and Best First Feature at the Independent Spirit Awards, and the 2019 Academy Award-nominated The Lighthouse, which also won a FIPRESCI prize at Cannes.

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