In the Shadow of the Raven
|Í skugga hrafnsins|
|Directed by||Hrafn Gunnlaugsson|
|Produced by||Christer Abrahamsen|
|Written by||Hrafn Gunnlaugsson|
|Music by||Harry Manfredini
|Edited by||Hrafn Gunnlaugsson|
In the Shadow of the Raven (Icelandic: Í skugga hrafnsins ( pronunciation (help·info))) 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.
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:
- 1) When the Raven Flies (1984) - (original Icelandic title: Hrafninn flýgur) - usually known as simply The Raven or Revenge of the Barbarians.
- 2) In The Shadow of the Raven (1987) - (original Icelandic title: Í skugga hrafnsins).
- 3) Embla (2007) - (original Icelandic title: Hvíti víkingurinn) - the directors cut of The White Viking.
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.
- Reine Brynolfsson - Trausti
- Tinna Gunnlaugsdóttir - Isold
- Egill Ólafsson - Hjörleifur
- Sune Mangs - Bishop Hördur
- Kristbjörg Kjeld - Sigrid the Shrew
- Helgi Skúlason - Grim
- Klara Íris Vigfúsdóttir - Sol
- Helga Bachmann - Edda
- Johann Neumann - Leonardo the Artist
- Sveinn M. Eiðsson - Ketill
- Flosi Ólafsson - Eirikur
- Sigurður Sigurjónsson - Egill
Connections to The Raven Flies
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.
- List of submissions to the 61st Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film
- List of Icelandic submissions for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film
- Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
- In the Shadow of the Raven at the Internet Movie Database
- In the Shadow of the Raven at the Swedish Film Institute Database
- In the Shadow of the Raven at AllMovie
- Í skugga hrafnsins at Kvìkmyndír
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