Director: Nicolas Winding Refn Run Time: 93 min. Format: Digital Rating: R Release Year: 2009
Starring: Alexander Morton, Maarten Stevenson, Mads Mikkelsen
Valhalla Rising is a LIVE SOUND CINEMA event featuring a live score by Black Lodge.
A 1000 A.D. enslaved Norse warrior named One-Eye finds redemption in vengeance.
Nicolas Winding Refn’s Valhalla Rising shows us a grey atmospheric landscape peppered with blood in which hell is a place on earth. Set in the Middle Ages, the films centers around the journey of an unbeatable Norse warrior named One-Eye (Mads Mikkelsen) from enslaved fighting to involvement with the Christian Crusades and, ultimately, to his poetic death. At once stylishly modern and hauntingly of the past, Valhalla Rising is a brutal (and beautiful) representation mankind’s vengeful appetite for war and religious domination.
Black Lodge, lead by guitarist/composer Geoff Gersh, is a collective of musicians who re-score films then perform live to the film. Performers for Valhalla Rising are: Eric Hubel (guitars), Josh Matthews (drums/percussion/metal), Bradford Reed (drums/percussion/metal) and Geoff Gersh (composer/guitars)