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The power struggles and wars between the Frisian Redbad and his sworn enemy Pepin of Herstal, Lord of the Franks.

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Roel Reiné

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Alex van Galen (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gijs Naber ... Redbad
Lisa Smit ... Fenne
Huub Stapel ... Aldigisl
Derek de Lint ... Eibert
Aus Greidanus Aus Greidanus ... Odulf (as Aus Greidanus sr.)
Peter Faber Peter Faber ... Sibod
Marieke Heebink Marieke Heebink ... Alemke
Sierd Jan van der Meulen Sierd Jan van der Meulen ... Baby Poppo
Mike Weerts Mike Weerts ... Scout
Jack Wouterse Jack Wouterse ... Willibrord
Tibo Vandenborre ... Charles Martel
Daphne Wellens ... Trude
Pieter Embrechts ... General Focard
Søren Malling ... Wiglek
Morten Rose Morten Rose ... Gund
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700 AD. Northern Europe is divided into two worlds: the Frisians, Saxons and Danes live above the rivers, below the rivers live the Franks. They want to achieve what even the Romans did not succeed: conquer all of Europe. They put in a new weapon to enslave the Gentiles: Christianity. They target Europe's main trading center, where the Frisian king Aldigisl rules. Written by ahmetkozan

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The road to freedom is paved in blood.


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Netherlands

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Dutch | English

Release Date:

28 June 2018 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Redbad 754 A.D. See more »

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€7,000,000 (estimated)
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Most likely the biggest box office bomb in Dutch movie history, earning only 300,000 euros on an 8 million euro budget. The makers stated that in retrospect, the summer release was a bad decision, since the film had to compete with atypically good weather, as well as high-profile movies such as Incredibles 2 (2018) and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018). They had also underestimated the popularity of the concurrent World Championship Soccer, wrongly assuming that ratings would be low since the Dutch soccer team had not qualified for participation. The lack of promotion and poor scheduling of cinema's are to blame as well. See more »

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Dorestad is in the center of the Netherlands, but the movie makes it looks like it is near the sea. The battle for Dorestad is won by diverting the Frankisch cavalry to the sea and having them drown in the upcoming tide. This would have been a two day journey. One historian however has controversially placed Dorestad at the current location of Audruicq, near the French coast. See more »

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In January 2019 the movie aired on TV in the Netherlands as a four part mini-series. See more »

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If you take 'red' out of the title, then you've got it right
5 July 2018 | by mitch-petersSee all my reviews

I know this movie is already known for it's duration now but let me state once again: this movie is WAY TOO LONG. This shouldn't be a problem if indeed most of the shots were interesting but sadly, this isn't the case. Instead you get bombarded with multiple slo-mo nature/animal/close-up shots.

Furthermore i have to say the story is a bit of a mess. Sometimes you get to know something huge about a character and it's never even slightly mentioned before, it's suddenly just out there and after that you've gotta deal with it yourself, character development is pretty 'bad'. Also it feels like some actors were put in there because they're 'famous' (if that's the right word for it), they just had a few lines and they deliver them very POORLY. Jonathan Banks was the most positive aspect in this whole movie.

Besides all the above: the battle scenes are fine (nothing you haven't seen already), i think the CGI is pretty good for a dutch movie and it has some gory moments which will keep your eyes open (i had mine closed for a while).

Long story short if you like long movies A LOT, historical movies A LOT and you like vikings A LOT then you'll enjoy this, i'm sure of it. Otherwise i really recommend you to watch the Vikings TV-serie because it's a lot better/fun/hardcore and basically covers the same christian/viking struggle in a better way ( a better way to invest your time).

I hope you'll have a good time if you still decide to go, can't assure you that you won't be looking at your watch a few times or trying to find out when the movie's going to end. Cheers


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