"The Northman" is a 2022 American epic historical action thriller 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, Gustav Lindh as Thorir the Proud, Ethan Hawke as King Aurvandill War-Raven, Björk as Seeress, Willem Dafoe as Heimir the Fool, Oscar Novak as Young Amleth, Elliott Rose as Gunnar 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 AD 895, King Aurvandill returns to the island of Hrafnsey after his overseas conquests, reuniting with his wife, Queen Gudrún (Nicole Kidman), and his heir, Prince Amleth (Alexander Skarsgård). To prepare Amleth for his eventual ascension, the two participate in a spiritual ceremony overseen by Aurvandill's jester, Heimir. The next morning, Aurvandill's bastard brother Fjölnir murders the king, raids his hillfort and carries away Gudrún. Amleth flees by boat, swearing vengeance.
Years later, Amleth lives as a berserker with a band of Vikings. After an attack in Gardariki, Amleth encounters a Seeress (Björk) in the temple of Svetovit; the Seeress predicts that Amleth will soon take revenge on Fjölnir, and that his path is intertwined with a Maiden-King. Amleth learns that Fjölnir was overthrown by Harald of Norway and lives in exile in Iceland. Posing as a slave, Amleth sneaks aboard a ship. He encounters a Slavic woman named Olga, who claims to be a sorceress. They are taken to Fjölnir's farm, where he learns his mother has married Fjölnir and bore him a son named Gunnar (Elliott Rose).
One night, Amleth encounters a magician who facilitates a spiritual dialogue between Amleth and the late Heimir, revealed to have been murdered by Fjölnir. He then tells Amleth about Draugr, a magical sword at the Gates of Hel. Amleth enters a mound and obtains the blade after fighting the undead Mound Dweller (Ian Whyte). He hides it upon return to the farm. The next day, Amleth is selected to compete in a game of knattleikr against another farm. The game turns violent and Gunnar is almost killed, but Amleth saves him. As a reward, Fjölnir's adult son, Thorir, grants him overseer duties and allows him to choose a woman.


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
Gustav Lindh  as Thorir the Proud Fjölnir's elder son and Amleth's cousin
Ethan Hawke  as King Aurvandill War-Raven Amleth's father and Fjölnir's brother
Björk  as Seeress
Willem Dafoe  as Heimir the Fool
Oscar Novak  as Young Amleth
Elliott Rose  as Gunnar Fjölnir's younger son and Amleth's half brother
Eldar Skar  as Finnr the Nose-Stub
Olwen Fouéré  as Ashildur Hofgythja the priestess of Fjölnir's estate
Ian Whyte  as The Mound Dweller
Kate Dickie  as Halldora the Pict a slave on Fjölnir's farm
Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson  as Thórfinnr Tooth-Gnasher
Tadhg Murphy  as Eirikr Blaze-Eye Amleth's fellow viking
Ralph Ineson  as Captain Volodymyr
Murray McArthur  as Hákon Ironbeard chieftain of the neighboring farm
Ineta Sliuzaite  as Valkyrja
Phill Martin  as Hallgrímr Half-Troll
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
Katie Pattinson  as Shield Maiden
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
Ian Gerard Whyte  as Thórvaldr Giant-Crusher
Nille Glæsel  as Gunnhildr Ship-Breasted
Jonas Lorentzen  as Eysteinn (as Jonas K. Lorentzen)
Magne Osnes  as Berserker Priest
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), Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (UPHE), Cinemundo, Tulip Entertainment, United International Pictures (UIP), Universal Pictures Argentina and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.


What are The Northman filming details?

The duration of the film is 136 minutes. With a budget of $70 - 90 million, the film grossed over $69.1 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 7.1/10. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "B" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.

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