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Beowulf & Grendel (2005)

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In Denmark, during the 6th century, Danish king Hrothgar and his warriors kill a troll whose son, Grendel, vows revenge.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Hringur Ingvarsson ...
Grendel (as Ingvar E. Sigurdsson)
Gunnar Eyjólfsson ...
Mark Lewis ...
King Hygelac
Elva Ósk Ólafsdóttir ...
Wealtheow (as Steinunn Ólína Thorsteinsdóttir)


The blood-soaked tale of a Norse warrior's battle against the great and murderous troll, Grendel. Out of allegiance to the King Hrothgar, the much respected Lord of the Danes, Beowulf leads a troop of warriors across the sea to rid a village of the marauding monster. The monster, Grendel, is not a creature of mythic powers, but one of flesh and blood - immense flesh and raging blood, driven by a vengeance from being wronged, while Beowulf, a victorious soldier in his own right, has become increasingly troubled by the hero-myth rising up around his exploits. Beowulf's willingness to kill on behalf of Hrothgar wavers when it becomes clear that the King is more responsible for the troll's rampages than was first apparent. As a soldier, Beowulf is unaccustomed to hesitating. His relationship with the mesmerizing witch, Selma, creates deeper confusion. Swinging his sword at a great, stinking beast is no longer such a simple act. The story is set in barbarous Northern Europe where the reign... Written by Roundstone Communications

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Rated R for violence, language and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

9 March 2006 (Thailand)  »

Also Known As:

A Lenda de Grendel  »

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$4,360 (USA) (16 June 2006)


$66,851 (USA) (11 August 2006)

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In 1731, the original manuscript that the movie is based on was severely damaged by fire, along with several other medieval writings, in London UK. See more »


At the beginning, when Grendel's father is running with his son in his arms, it is clearly a dummy. See more »


Beowulf: [kneels] Sleep, Grendel.
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29 September 2005 | by (ON, Canada) – See all my reviews

I saw Beowulf & Grendel in Toronto at the TIFF and I loved it. The film was beautiful to behold ~ breathtaking scenery of Iceland set alongside a moving and powerful score. The entire cast delivered strong performances. Gerard Butler was a magnificent Beowulf ... emoting the torment of his soul with tender subtlety yet never compromising the intrinsic brutality and strength vital to his character. The story, modified from its original literary version to adapt to a contemporary audience, was profoundly relevant to today's political and social climate. A pleasant surprise in the film is the clever use of unexpected wit and wry humour. If you enjoy a film that will make you think ... this one is for you. natalie(

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