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Curse of the Ring (2004)

Ring of the Nibelungs (original title)
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The legend of Siegfried and Brunhild, loosely based on characters from the Norse sagas and the pre-Christian Germanic heroic motifs outlined in the Nibelungensaga.

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Uli Edel
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Benno Fürmann ... Eric / Siegfried
Kristanna Loken ... Brunhild (as Kristanna Løken)
Alicia Witt ... Kriemhild
Julian Sands ... Hagen
Samuel West ... King Gunther
Max von Sydow ... Eyvind
Robert Pattinson ... Giselher
Mavie Hörbiger ... Lena
Aletta Bezuidenhout ... Hallbera
Sean Higgs ... Alberich
Götz Otto ... King Thorkwin
Ralf Moeller ... King Thorkilt
Tamsin MacCarthy ... Queen Siegland
Leonard Moss Leonard Moss ... King Siegmund
Ryan Slabbert Ryan Slabbert ... Siegfried (3 Years)
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Storyline

The young blacksmith Siegfried, who, not knowing that he is heir to a conquered kingdom, becomes popular with the Burgunds by slaying their bane, the dragon Fafnir. When the reward seems to be a huge treasure, Siegfried ignores the curse that lies on the hoard - which now seems to endanger his love to beautiful Norse warrior queen Brunhild. Written by Tandem Communications

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The Nordic legend that inspired J.R.R. Tolkien to write the Lord of the Ring trilogy.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some intense action violence and brief sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Germany | UK | South Africa | Italy

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 December 2005 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Curse of the Ring See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$23,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$169,774
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Alicia Witt and Max von Sydow both starred in Dune (1984). See more »

Goofs

When Siegfried is fighting the two Saxon kings he is disarmed of his sword and shield, after being knocked to the ground he retrieves his sword, gets up, and a short piece of action ensues. The shot then changes and he suddenly has his shield for the closing seconds of the fight sequence. See more »

Quotes

Eric: The Christians say their god is all about forgiveness.
Eyvind: The Christians... they're a strange lot.
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Connections

Version of Der Ring des Nibelungen: Siegfried (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

Riding on the Rocks
Composed & Written by Nick Laird-Clowes, Ilan Eshkeri & Andrew Raiher
Performed by Katie Knight-Adams
(c) Tandem Communications / VIP Medienfonds 2 & 3 2004
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Good effort!
28 March 2006 | by BBBrownSee all my reviews

Short of producing 2+ hour versions of each of the 4 operas in the Ring Cycle, this is simply excellent storytelling. Truly entertaining and worthy of viewing.

Given the obvious production and time constraints common to almost all television productions, the writers, director and cast have made a quite enjoyable film based on the Norse legends. They know they can't hope to surpass more traditional Wagner opera productions or the cinematic spectaculars like Lord of the Rings or Chronicles of Narnia and they don't try. They simply succeed brilliantly at presenting a quite entertaining and enjoyable film variation of the well known tale.

Kudos!!


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