An intelligentsia is exiled as an ambassador to distant lands, and he finds himself swept into mysterious struggles by foreign warriors.
The movie didn't pay off its production cost, but it's still amazing. I'd buy a special edition DVD if one is ever released.
The Irishman playing a nord is really amusing, making this movie make me forever aware of bad accents.
See also the story of the real Ahmad ibn Fadlan.
- There were lots of people with them, where did they go?
12:30 -- Back in the day, Norsemen were reviled by their neighbours for their overzealous sense of cleanliness. This scene has it completely backwards.
- Except that this isn't actually based on Norsemen. See Risala: Ibn Fadlan's embassy to the King of the Volga Bulgars
- 13:40 -- Ok, so now the translator is able to speak their language freely? Before there was the other guy helping to translate inbetween, and then he would re-translate. Now there's no middleman.
17:50 -- Suddenly it appears that his companion can freely speak Njordspok.