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Beowulf & Grendel


Release Date: June 16, 2006 (Seattle; NY release: July 7)
Studio: Union Station Media
Director: Sturla Gunnarsson
Screenwriter: Andrew Rai Berzins
Starring: Gerard Butler, Stellan Skarsgård, Sarah Polley, Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson, Benedikt Clausen, Tony Curran, Martin Delaney, Gunnar Eyjólfsson, Rory McCann, Ronan Vibert
Genre: Action, Adventure
MPAA Rating: R (for violence, language and some sexuality)
Official Website: BeowulfandGrendel.com
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Plot Summary: "Beowulf & Grendel" is a medieval adventure, part legendary fable, part horror-story. Based on the seminal 9th century Anglo-Saxon poem, "Beowulf," it tells the blood-soaked tale of a Norse warrior's battle against a great and murderous troll, Grendel, who has laid seige to the kingdom of Hrothgar, the much respected king of the Danes.

The story – filmed in Iceland - plays out in a brutish Northern Europe where the reign of the many-gods is giving way to one - the southern invader, Christ. Beowulf is a man caught between sides in this great shift, his simple code transforming and falling apart before his eyes.

"Beowulf & Grendel" strips away the mask of the hero-myth, leaving a raw and tangled tale.


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