Sword of Xanten (2004)

TV Movie   |  PG-13   |    |  Action, Adventure, Drama

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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.




  • Kristanna Loken in Sword of Xanten (2004)
  • Robert Pattinson in Sword of Xanten (2004)
  • Benno Fürmann and Kristanna Loken in Sword of Xanten (2004)
  • Alicia Witt, Benno Fürmann, and Kristanna Loken in Sword of Xanten (2004)
  • Benno Fürmann and Kristanna Loken in Sword of Xanten (2004)
  • Benno Fürmann and Kristanna Loken in Sword of Xanten (2004)

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4 August 2005 | marcov
| A nice movie.
I really enjoyed the movie (having read the Wagner play for my German classes a decade ago, and then already liking the story). Of course there are not many surprises, given that the story is one and an half centuries old (more if you trace back to the original legends)

Most acting was decent, I didn't like the performance of Alicia Witt though, though I can't really pinpoint what irritated me about her performance. Of course she is not a likable character, but it just seemed that the timing was a bit off, and the acting was a bit forced.

I also liked some of the historic points like the reference to the Roman Emperor, and little details like Roman legionairs (or at least people using their weaponry and armour) walking in the cities. Xanten, one of the central cities was one of the most important, if not the most important Roman city in the Germania Superior province.

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Release Date:

23 December 2005



Country of Origin

Germany, UK, South Africa, Italy

Filming Locations

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Box Office


$23,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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