"The Northman" is a 2022 epic historical action drama film directed by Robert Eggers.
The starring cast includes Alexander Skarsgård as Amleth, Nicole Kidman as Queen Gudrún, Claes Bang as Fjölnir the Brotherless, Anya Taylor-Joy as Olga of the Birch Forest, Ethan Hawke as King Aurvandill War-Raven, Willem Dafoe as Heimir The Fool, Björk as Seeress, Oscar Novak as Young Amleth, Elliott Rose as Gunnar, Gustav Lindh as Thórir The Proud and others.

Here are "The Northman" movie trailer, plot summary, full cast and characters, release date, streaming services and everything we know so far.


Is there a trailer for The Northman movie?

Focus Features on Wednesday, April 13, 2022 released the trailer for "The Northman" you can watch here:
THE NORTHMAN - Official Trailer 2 - Only in Theaters April 22.

Plot summary

What is The Northman movie plot?

Here is a short review of "The Northman" movie plot summary.

In 895, King Aurvandill War-Raven (Ethan Hawke) returns to his kingdom on the Irish coast from his conquests overseas and reunites with his wife Queen Gudrún (Nicole Kidman), and his son and heir, Prince Amleth (Alexander Skarsgård). Having returned from battle injured, Aurvandill decides to bestow his responsibilities to Amleth. The two take part in a spiritual ceremony overseen by Aurvandill's friend Heimir. During which they consume a hallucinogenic substance and engage in animalistic trance like behavior. Amleth taps into powerful visions of his lineage. The following morning, masked warriors sent by Aurvandill's brother Fjölnir ambush the King and murder him, with Fjölnir striking the final blow and seizing his kingdom along with Gudrún. Fjölnir's housecarl Finnr attempts to kill Amleth, but the boy cuts off Finnr's nose and escapes by boat, but not before seeing his village massacred and his mother being carried away screaming by his uncle.
Amleth is eventually found by a band of Vikings and raised among them as a berserker. Following a raid in the lands of the Rus', Amleth encounters a Seeress (Björk) in a Slavonic temple of the Svetovit deity; the Seeress foretells Amleth will soon have the opportunity to take vengeance against Fjölnir. Amleth learns from the berserker Eirikr that Fjölnir has been overthrown by Harald of Norway and lives in exile in Iceland. Amleth smuggles himself aboard a ship taking slaves to Fjölnir. On board, he encounters a Slavic slave named Olga, who claims she is a sorceress. On arrival, Amleth and the rest of the slaves are taken to Fjölnir's farm, where it is revealed that Fjölnir and Queen Gudrún, now his wife, has in-turn produced him a son, Gunnar (Elliott Rose).


Who plays who in the The Northman movie cast?

Here is the full cast and characters of "The Northman" movie. Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order.

Alexander Skarsgård  as Amleth a Viking warrior prince
Nicole Kidman  as Queen Gudrún Amleth's mother
Claes Bang  as Fjölnir the Brotherless Amleth's uncle and Aurvandill's brother
Anya Taylor-Joy  as Olga of the Birch Forest
Ethan Hawke  as King Aurvandill War-Raven Amleth's father and Fjölnir's brother
Willem Dafoe  as Heimir The Fool
Björk  as Seeress
Oscar Novak  as Young Amleth
Elliott Rose  as Gunnar
Gustav Lindh  as Thórir The Proud
Eldar Skar  as Finnr The Nose-Stub
Phill Martin  as Hallgrímr Half-Troll
Olwen Fouéré  as Áshildur Hofgythja
Ian Whyte  as The Mound Dweller
Kate Dickie  as Halldóra The Pict
Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson  as Thórfinnr Tooth-Gnasher
Ralph Ineson  as Captain Volodymyr
Magne Osnes  as Berserker Priest
Katie Pattinson  as Shield Maiden
Tadhg Murphy  as Eiríkr Blaze Eye (as Tadgh Murphy)
Ian Gerard Whyte  as Thórvaldr Giant-Crusher
Murray McArthur  as Hákon Iron-Beard
Ineta Sliuzaite  as Valkyrja
Edgar Abram  as Hersveinn Battle Hard
Jack Gassmann  as Hjalti Battle Hasty
Ingvar Sigurdsson  as He-Witch (as Ingvar Sigurðsson)
Jack Walsh  as Hallur Freymundur
Andrea O'Neill  as Helga The Nanny
Rebecca Ineson  as Halla The Maiden
Ísadóra Bjarkardóttir Barney  as Melkorka
Kevin Horsham  as Völundur The Smith (as Kevin James Horsham)
Seamus O'Hara  as Audunn The Irish
Scott Sinclair  as Grímr Skull-Hammer
James Yates  as Hrólfur Split-Lip
Nille Glæsel  as Gunnhildr Ship-Breasted
Jonas Lorentzen  as Eysteinn (as Jonas K. Lorentzen)
Finn Lafferty  as Fisherman's Son
Jon Campling  as Standard Bearer
Helen Roche  as Hofgythja
Faoileann Cunningham  as Kormlöth
Gareth Parker  as The Hird Officer (as Gareth Parket)
Mark Fitzgerald  as Hallucinating Guard
Gavin Peden  as Burly Guard
Joel Hicks  as Fengr Shield-Biter
Chris Finlayson  as Grani Battle-Screamer (as Christopher Finlayson)
Eric Higgins  as Ketill The Whale Sided
Matt Symonds  as Ragnar Cold-Mouthed
Luca Evans  as Ivan
James Harper-Jones  as Vasill
Thomas Harper-Jones  as Stanislav
Sheila Flitton  as Lyudmila (as Shelia Flitton)
Lily Bird  as The Maiden King

Release date

When is The Northman movie release date?

"The Northman" movie release date was scheduled to be on March 28, 2022 (Rigoletto Cinema) and on April 22, 2022 (United States) distributing by Focus Features (United States), Universal Pictures International (UPI), United International Pictures (UIP), Universal Pictures Argentina, Cinemundo and Tulip Entertainment.


What are The Northman filming details?

The duration of the film is 137 minutes. With a budget of $70 - 90 million, the film grossed over $3.4 million.

"The Northman" movie is rated "R", according to the MPAA film rating system.

Principal photography began in March 2020, but it was halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


What are critics and audiences saying about The Northman movie?

"The Northman" movie got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 7.9/10.

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