Valhalla (2019 film)

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Valhalla
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Directed by Fenar Ahmad
Written byFenar Ahmad
Adam August
Based on Valhalla by Peter Madsen
Produced byJacob Jarek
Starring Roland Møller
Dulfi Al-Jabouri
Jakob Lohmann
Stine Fischer Christensen
CinematographyKasper Tuxen
Distributed by Nordisk Film
Release date
  • 10 October 2019 (2019-10-10)
Running time
105 min
CountryDenmark
LanguageDanish

Valhalla is a 2019 Danish dark fantasy adventure film, directed by Fenar Ahmad, [1] and based on the comic book of the same name ("Cry Wolf") by Peter Madsen, Hans Rancke-Madsen and Henning Kure.

Contents

The film was released on 10 October 2019, the same date as the original 1986 film. [2]

Summary

The Viking children Røskva and Tjalfe embark on an adventurous journey from Midgard to Valhalla with the gods Thor and Loki. Life in Valhalla, however, turns out to be threatened by the dreaded Fenrir wolf and the god's barbaric archenemies, the Jotnar. Side by side with the gods the two children must fight to save Valhalla from the end of the world - Ragnarok.

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Reception

The film was nominated for the Robert Award for Best Children's Film.

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References

  1. "Fenar Ahmad making adventure film Valhalla". Danish Film Database . Danish Film Institute . Retrieved 5 January 2020.
  2. ""Valhalla kan skræmme børn under elleve år"".

Valhalla at IMDb