Redbad the legend (2018)

REDBAD the legend

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After the success of Admiral, Roel Reiné brings us an impressive heroic epic about the legend of Redbad and the fight to stem the advancing tide of Christianity.

Redbad does not let anyone tell him how to live his life or who to believe in: no king, no priest, not even God himself, because his land is a land of free people.

About the film: AD 754. Northern Europe is divided into two different worlds: above the rivers are the Frisians, the Saxons and the Danes. Below the rivers, the Franks hold sway. Their aim is to do what the Romans never managed and conquer all of Europe, using their new weapon to subjugate the heathens: Christianity. They have their eye on the most important trade centre of Europe, ruled over by the Frisian King Aldigisl.

Synopsis: Redbad (Gijs Naber Tulipani, the Heineken Kidnapping, Penoza), son of King Aldigisl, is having doubts about the old-fashioned, pagan rituals of the Frisians, also known as ‘the free folk’. He clashes with his father when his girlfriend Fenne is chosen to be sacrificed to the gods. During the sacrificial ritual, the Franks attack and the Frisia lose their town Dorestad. Redbad’s uncle Eibert makes a swift bid for power and blames Redbad for their defeat and his father’s death. Tied up on a raft, Redbad is pushed out to sea to die. But Redbad manages to survive the journey and washes up on Viking shores. There, he learns the value of his own culture. He is slowly accepted into the clan, and after fighting with the Vikings against a rival clan of Norsemen, he marries King Wiglek’s (Søren Malling star of the TV hit series the Killing, Borgen) daughter. When he and his wife return to Dorestad, he discovers that his sister has been married off to the son of Frankish King Pepin of Herstal (Jonathan Banks star of acclaimed TV series Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul). At a fair, he sees Willibrord the priest force his sister to convert and humiliate her in public. He swears he will set her free. He cannot do this alone, but his uncle and nephew, who are now in power, do not seem to have an army powerful enough to defeat the Franks.

GENRE: Action, Historical
CAST: Gijs Naber, Loes Haverkort, Søren Malling, Jonathan Banks, Tibbo Vandenborre, Huub Stapel, Renee Soutendijk, Lisa Smit, Britte Lagcher, Teun Kuilboer, Derek de Lint, Martijn Fischer, Mark van Eeuwen, Aus Greidanus sr., Egbert-Jan Weber, Jack Wouterse, Peter Faber, Daphne Wellens, Gene Bervoets
DIRECTED BY: Roel Reine (Admiral, Marvel Series Inhumans, Black Sail, Death Race 2)
DURATION: 158'

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