Valhalla Rising

Valhalla Rising Synopsis

1000 AD. For years, One Eye, a mute warrior of supernatural strength, has been held prisoner by the Norse chieftain Barde. Aided by Are, a boy slave, One Eye slays his captor and together he and Are escape, beginning a journey into the heart of darkness.

On their flight, One Eye and Are board a Viking vessel but the ship is soon engulfed by an endless fog that clears only as the crew sights an unknown land. As the new world reveals its secrets and the Vikings confront their terrible and bloody fate, One Eye discovers his true self.

From the visionary director of Drive and Bronson, Nicholas Winding Refn.

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  • Valhalla Rising: interview

    Valhalla Rising: interview

    Nicolas Winding Refn reveals the pros and cons of working in the Highlands, how he persuaded Mads Mikkelsen to come along for the journey and why he remains fascinated with the brutality of men.



Mads Mikkelsen, Maarten Stevenson, Gordon Brown, Andrew Flanagan, Gary Lewis, Gary McCormack, Alexander Morton, Jamie Sieves, Ewan Stewart, Matthew Zajac


Nicolas Winding Refn


Johnny Andersen, Bo Ehrhardt, Henrik Danstrup


Nicolas Winding Refn, Roy Jacobsen

Executive Producers:

Neil Nightingale, David M. Thompson, Bob Weinstein, Harvey Weinstein

Sales agent:

Wild Bunch


Vertigo Films

Credits summary:

Nicolas Winding Refn Presents A Nimbus Film / One Eye Production in association with Blind Eye Productions La Belle Alle� Productions and Scanbox Film.



Running time:

92 mins

Release Dates


30 April 2010

In cinemas

30 April 2010

Out on DVD

17 May 2010

Broadcast on

24 May 2015

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