True Story Behind The Northman

Director Robert Eggers revenge epic The Northman has been called the definitive Viking film

 funnily enough, no one in the movie ever says the word “Viking.

The film, primarily set in 10th-century Iceland, tells the story of Prince Amleth 

a royal-turned-warrior who goes on a bloody, mystical journey to avenge the murder of his father  

Throughout the film, characters perform rituals in which

they kill an animal and splatter its blood on their clothing

The Northman’s costume designer Linda Muir had to get creative with her wardrobe creations

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