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Trausti returns to Iceland just in time to be entangled in a family feud over a stranded whale-cadaver. His mother (the family head) is mortally wounded and Grim kills Erikur; the other clan leader. Isold, daughter of Erikur now takes his place. Isold and Trausti are attracted to each other, but Isold was promised to Hjoerleifur - the son of the Bishop (of Iceland) and his powerful wife. However, Isold has a plan...

  1. Hrafn Gunnlaugsson

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  1. Reine Brynolfsson

    Reine Brynolfsson


  2. Tinna Gunnlaugsdóttir


  3. Egill Ólafsson

    Egill Ólafsson


  4. Sune Mangs

    Sune Mangs


  5. Kristbjörg Kjeld

    Kristbjörg Kjeld


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In the Shadow of the Raven
In the Shadow of the Raven



Original Title Í skugga hrafnsins

Status Released

Release Information

  • October 23, 1988


Original Language Icelandic

Runtime 2h 4m

Budget -

Revenue -



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