In the Shadow of the Raven

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Í skugga hrafnsins
Directed by Hrafn Gunnlaugsson
Produced by Christer Abrahamsen
Written by Hrafn Gunnlaugsson
Starring Reine Brynolfsson
Tinna Gunnlaugsdóttir
Egill Ólafsson
Sune Mangs
Kristbjörg Kjeld
Music by Harry Manfredini
Hans-Erik Philip
Cinematography Tony Forsberg
Edited by Hrafn Gunnlaugsson
Release date
  • 1988 (1988)
Running time
124 minutes
Country Iceland
Language Icelandic, German
Budget ISK 200,000,000

In the Shadow of the Raven (Icelandic: Í skugga hrafnsins (About this sound pronunciation )) is the title of a 1988 film by Hrafn Gunnlaugsson, set in Viking Age Iceland. The film was selected as the Icelandic entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 61st Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee.[1]

In the Shadow of the Raven is the second film of the Raven Trilogy (also known as the Viking Trilogy) that consists of three 'Viking' films:


The film is a loose re-telling of the legend of Tristan and Isolde. The main conflict centers around a family feud in 11th century Iceland around the corpse of a stranded whale.


Connections to The Raven Flies[edit]

Though not a conventional sequel at first sight, the film does feature several nods to the original film. The farm Króss is shot at the very same location as Thord's farm in the original film. When Trauti opens up his father's tomb, it's the very same clifftomb featured in The Rave Flies and the father's old helmet and cape and idols of Odin and Thor are the same as in the original film. Also, Gest's throwing knifes are also found in the tomb. This heavily suggest that Trausti is the descendant of Thord and Einar.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

External links[edit]