R | | Action, Adventure, Drama
In the year 1206 Norway is raged by civil war. The King's illegitimate infant son, Håkon Håkonsson, which half the kingdom wants killed off, is guarded in secrecy by two men. A story which changed the course of the country's history.
The character "Gisle" is based on the real life Norwegian Jarl "Håkon the Crazy". The name was changed to avoid confusion in a movie that already have two Håkons. Jarl Håkon was also never directly antagonistic towards his brother, Inge, even though they are said to have had a shaky relationship at best.
Skjervald: She has borne a child by the king, Torstein.
Torstein: I'm just looking out for the child, it's okay, Skjervald. The child.
After Gisla and Inga went to bed, Inga sneaks out to release Inge from the dungeon. When Gisla runs after her and stops her, he is (albeit in a hurry, and just out of bed) fully and properly dressed.
Quote at end of credits: "The difference between a novelist and a historian is this: that the former tells lies deliberately and for the fun of it; the historian tells lies and imagines he is telling the truth"
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