Hagbard and Signe

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Hagbard and Signe
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Film poster
Directed by Gabriel Axel
Produced by Benedikt Árnason
Gösta Bergqvist
Just Betzer
Johan Bonnier
Bent Christensen
Written by Gabriel Axel
Saxo Grammaticus
Frank Jæger
Starring Oleg Vidov
Music by Per Nørgård
Cinematography Henning Bendtsen
Edited by Lars Brydesen
Distributed by ASA Film
Release date
  • 16 January 1967 (1967-01-16)
Running time
100 minutes
Country Denmark
Language Danish

Hagbard and Signe or The Red Mantle[1] (Danish: Den røde kappe, Swedish: Den röda kappan, Icelandic: Rauðu skikkjuna) is a 1967 Danish-Swedish-Icelandic drama film based on the story of Hagbard and Signy from the twelfth-century work Gesta Danorum by Saxo Grammaticus,[2] directed by Gabriel Axel and starring Gitte Hænning. The film won a Technical Prize (Mention spéciale du grand prix technique) at the 1967 Cannes Film Festival.[3][4]


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  1. ^ Roger Ebert (15 June 2009). Roger Ebert's Four Star Reviews--1967-2007. Andrews McMeel Publishing. pp. 311–. ISBN 978-0-7407-9217-5. 
  2. ^ Kevin J. Harty (8 April 2011). The Vikings on Film: Essays on Depictions of the Nordic Middle Ages. McFarland. pp. 205–. ISBN 978-0-7864-8638-0. 
  3. ^ filminstitut, Danske; (Denmark), Filmfonden (1994). Danish Films. Danish Film Institute. p. 18. Retrieved 19 February 2018. 
  4. ^ "DEN RODE KAPPE". Festival de Cannes (in French). 18 May 2017. Archived from the original on 18 May 2017. Retrieved 19 February 2018. 

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