Valhalla Rising / Valhalla Rising

Nicolas Winding Refn (DK, 2009)

Valhalla Rising (Nicolas Winding Refn, DK/GB/NO/FR, 2009)
Foto: Dean Rogers;Joanne Irvine

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


Basic information

Danish titleValhalla Rising
Other titlesDanish feature films - selection
Director of PhotographyMorten Søborg
EditorMat Newman
Production designerLaurel Wear
Danish festival release2010-03-17
Danish theatrical release31.03.2010
Production countryDenmark/United Kingdom/Norway/France
Dialogue languageEnglish
Duration100 min.
Production companyOne Eye Production
Domestic distribution Scanbox
International saleWild Bunch / 99 rue de la Verrerie / 75004 Paris / France / t +33 1 5301 5020 / f +33 1 5301 5049 /
Festival informationDanish Film Institute
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Additional information

Length in meters2833 m
Danish ratingAllowed for children over the age of 15

Full credits

Des HamiltonCasting
Kimberley O'NeillCasting assistant
Claire CattersonCasting assistant
Ronaldo Nacionales1st assistant director
Nickie Sault1st assistant director
Alison Goring2nd assistant director
Will Cummins3rd assistant director
Marissa Carrara3rd assistant director
Ruth CoulterExtras coordinator
Caroline StewartCasting assistant
Laura DonnellyExtras coordinator
Dolina MacfarlaneContinuity
Dolina MacfarlaneScript consultant
Roy JacobsenScript
Matthew ReadAdditional screenplay assistance
Johnny AndersenProducer
Bo ErhardtProducer
Henrik DanstrupProducer
Karen SmythCo-producer
Eva JakobsenAssisting producer
Lene BørglumExecutive producer
Carole SheridanExecutive producer
Linda JamesExecutive producer
Joni SighvatssonExecutive producer
Mads Peter Ole OlsenExecutive producer
Christine AldersonExecutive producer
Yves ChevalierExecutive producer
Thorir SigurjónssonExecutive producer
Suzanne ReidProduction manager
Victoria DabbsProduction coordinator
Duncan MuggochLocation manager
Matt JonesProduction manager
Fiona CairnsTechnical coodinator: post-production
Jeanette HaleyProduction supervisor: post-production
Emma ZeeProduction supervisor: post-production
Siobhan BoyesProduction coordinator: post-production
Andreas RostockHead of tecnical unit
Jacob JarekProducer's assistant
Claudia SiesbyeProducer's assistant
Anna GriffinP.A. to director
Saskia PomeroyP.A. to director
Morten SøborgCinematography
Jon Priddle1st assistant camera
Anna James2nd assistant camera
Angus ThomsonVideo assistant
Julie HardingDIT Producer
Dean RogersStills
Electrical dept.
Patrick MurrayAssistant lighting technician
Ian HarrisonBest boy
Alan JaapBest boy
Mat NewmanEditing
Peter KyedMusic
Production design
Laurel WearProduction design
Allie MilliganArt director
Natalie AstridgeArt director
Wendy CairnsAssistant set designer
Dave RamsayStandby props
Dan MacDonellProperty assistant
Colin MacinnesStandby construction
Frank BoydAssistant set designer
John PattersonAssistant set designer
James TannockAssistant set designer
Mark Di MeoAssistant set designer
Berengere ChabanisSet dresser
Kenneth DanielSet dresser
Ufuk GueraySet dresser
Maria LedinskayaSet dresser
Suzanne McAleerSet dresser
Daniel McConnellSet dresser
Aoife McKimSet dresser
Robert MitchellSet dresser
Pauline O'DonnellSet dresser
Alan ReidSet dresser
Federico RedaelliSet dresser
Kate RobertsonSet dresser
Bob BarclayConstruction manager
Christian Fenwicke-ClennellConstruction manager
Dave MoreConstruction manager
Gill HornWardrobe
Kathryn TartCostume supervisor
Camille MoohanCostume assistant
Alison J. JohnstonCostume on set
Dena ThanopoulosCostume on set
Maxine DallasHair and makeup artist
Jessica CruickshankAssistant hair and makeup artist
Hollie ArmstrongHair and makeup artist
Lily BeckettHair and makeup artist
Barbara FindlayHair and makeup artist
Fiona HarveyHair and makeup artist
Nicole StaffordHair and makeup artist
Michael MacKinnonFoley artist
Giles LambSound design
Howard HalsallDialogue editor
Chris SinclairSound mixer
Iain AndersonSound mixer and foley artist
Tom GriffithsSound assistant
Linda WylieCoordinator
Cameron MercerRecording
Cameron MercerRecording engineer
Visual effects
Myfanwy HarrisVisual effects
James BallardVisual effects
Edd AndrewsVisual effects
Robert MayColorist
Martin ScoonesColorist
Julian SpencerStunt coordinator
Tony LuckenStunt coordinator
Rob CooperStunt performer
James EmbreeStunt performer
Rick EnglishStunt performer
James GroganStunt performer
Mike LambertStunt performer
Guy ListStunt performer
Erol MehmetStunt performer
Other credits
Allan MacQuarrieHistorical consultant
Mette SøResearch
Gary LewisChristian viking
Ewan StewartChristian viking
Andrew FlanaganChristian viking
James RamseyChristian viking
Jamie SivesChristian viking
Rony BridgesChristian viking
Robert HarrisonChristian viking
Andy NicolsonChristian viking
Douglas RussellChristian viking
Garry SweeneyChristian viking
Lhasam GedunIndian
Pasang ManorIndian
Dawa NorbuIndian
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Awards and nominations

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Award Year Festivals
Robert, Best Make Up 2011 Danmarks Film Akademi Robert-uddeling 2011
Special Mention 2010 Oporto, Fantasporto 2010
Best Film 2010 Bilbao FANT Festival de Cine Fantastico 2010
Cine Merit Award:
Mads Mikkelsen
2010 Munich International Film Festival 2010
Audience Award 2010 Neuchatel International Fantastic Film Festival 2010

Festival screenings

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Festivals Festival date
Toronto International Film Festival 01-10-2013
Guadalajara Film Festival 01-03-2013
Lithuania Scanorama Film Forum 11-11-2010
Haifa International Film Festival 23-09-2010
Zagreb Motovun Film Festival 26-07-2010
Warsaw, Era New Horizons Film Festival 22-07-2010
Neuchatel International Fantastic Film Festival 04-07-2010
Munich International Film Festival 25-06-2010
Tekfestival Rome 07-05-2010
Bilbao FANT Festival de Cine Fantastico 03-05-2010
Jeonju International Film Festival 29-04-2010
Mosaico Film Fest 19-04-2010
Istanbul Int. Film Festival 03-04-2010
Rouen, Fest. du Cinema Nordique 10-03-2010
Oporto, Fantasporto 22-02-2010
Göteborg International Film Festival 29-01-2010
Rotterdam, International Film Festival 27-01-2010
Tromsø International Film Festival 18-01-2010
Marrakech International Film Festival 04-12-2009
Torino International Film Festival 13-11-2009
Trieste International Science Fiction Festival 12-11-2009
London Film Festival 14-10-2009
SITGES Festival Internacional de Cinema Fantàstic of Catalonia 02-10-2009
Toronto International Film Festival 10-09-2009
Venice International Film Festival 02-09-2009
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Registration of festival participation and awards

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Press material

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VALHALLA RISING Portrait ofproducer Johnny Andersen Photo: Portrait of producer Johnny Andersen
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DFI News and articles

Many Faces of Mads (04. maj 2016)
5 X Mads Mikkelsen (12. august 2015)
Refn – Selected films (21. maj 2013)

Reviews and articles

Artikel (Berlingske Tidende - Lindberg, 7 March 2011)

Artikel (Kristeligt Dagblad - Dagblad, 20 July 2010)

Artikel (Berlingske Tidende - Tidende, 16 July 2010)

Artikel (Politiken, 14 May 2010)

Anmeldelse (Berlingske Tidende - Iversen, 31 March 2010)

Anmeldelse (Børsen - Durr, 31 March 2010)

Anmeldelse (Information - Michelsen, 31 March 2010)

Anmeldelse (Kristeligt Dagblad - Schou, 31 March 2010)

Anmeldelse (Kristeligt Dagblad - Schantz Lauridsen, 31 March 2010)

Interview (Kristeligt Dagblad - Schou, 31 March 2010)

Interview (Kristeligt Dagblad - Krefeld, 31 March 2010)

Interview (Kristeligt Dagblad - Krefeld, 31 March 2010)

Anmeldelse (Weekendavisen - Green Jensen, 31 March 2010)

Anmeldelse (Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten - Christensen, 31 March 2010)

Anmeldelse (Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten - Christensen, 31 March 2010)

Anmeldelse (BT - Wendt Jensen, 30 March 2010)

Anmeldelse (BT - Wendt Jensen, 30 March 2010)

Interview (Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten - Frank Rasmussen, 28 March 2010)

Artikel (Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten, 28 March 2010)

Interview (Metroexpress - Agger, 26 March 2010)

Interview (Metroexpress - Agger, 26 March 2010)

Artikel (Børsen, 10 March 2010)

Artikel (Berlingske Tidende - Iversen, 7 March 2010)

Artikel (Politiken - Thorsen, 3 March 2010)

Artikel (Berlingske Tidende - Lindberg, 1 March 2010)

Artikel (Berlingske Tidende - Lindberg, 1 March 2010)

Anmeldelse (Politiken - Jensen, 1 March 2010)

Artikel (Børsen - Jøhnk Christensen, 18 September 2009)

Artikel (Børsen - Jøhnk Christensen, 18 September 2009)

Artikel (Berlingske Tidende - Tidende, 9 September 2009)

Artikel (Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten, 8 September 2009)

Artikel (Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten - Ritzau, 5 August 2009)

Artikel (Ekstra Bladet - Bladet, 31 July 2009)

Artikel (Kristeligt Dagblad - Bladet, 31 July 2009)

Artikel (Politiken - Thorsen, 31 July 2009)

Artikel (BT, 17 July 2009)

Artikel (Berlingske Tidende - Tidende, 15 July 2009)

Artikel (Kristeligt Dagblad - Ritzau, 15 July 2009)

Artikel (Børsen - Thielst, 15 July 2009)

Artikel (Berlingske Tidende - Lindberg, 16 August 2008)

Artikel (Berlingske Tidende - Lindberg, 16 August 2008)

Artikel (Berlingske Tidende - Lindberg, 16 August 2008)

Artikel (Politiken - Skotte Christensen, 16 August 2008)

Artikel (Politiken - Skotte Christensen, 16 August 2008)

Artikel (Politiken - Skotte Christensen, 16 August 2008)

Artikel (Nyhedsavisen - Fredensborg, 16 August 2008)

Artikel (Nyhedsavisen - Fredensborg, 16 August 2008)

Artikel (Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten, 23 July 2008)

Varia (BT, 22 July 2008)

Varia (BT, 22 July 2008)

Artikel (Ekstra Bladet - Bladet, 22 July 2008)

Artikel (Information, 22 July 2008)

Artikel (Information, 22 July 2008)

Artikel (Ekstra Bladet - Thomsen, 20 April 2008)

Artikel (Metroexpress, 19 October 2007)

Artikel (Metroexpress - Urban, 19 October 2007)

Artikel (Berlingske Tidende - Møller, 18 October 2007)

Artikel (Berlingske Tidende - Eising, 17 October 2007)

Artikel (Ekstra Bladet - Kastrup, 17 October 2007)

Artikel (Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten, 17 October 2007)

Artikel (BT - Johansson, 26 May 2005)

Artikel (BT - Eising, 17 May 2005)

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