12 certificateThe Sword of Xanten is a Film programme that first aired in 2004 and has been classified a 12 certificate.

The Sword of Xanten is a 3 star programme

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The Sword of Xanten (2004)

Directed by
Uli Edel

The Sword of Xanten is a wonderfully realised sword and sorcery romp based on the ancient Nordic myths that also inspired JRR Tolkien's Lord of the Rings. Benno Furmann plays the humble Eric the Blacksmith, who is unaware of his true destiny as the hero Siegfried, until he wields the sword that will slay Fafnir, the dragon that threatens his people. With the dragon's blood giving him mythical strength, he is promised both the hand of Queen Brunnhild of Iceland and a golden hoard. But he is seduced by Kriemhild, who feeds him a magical potion that brings out his darker side; can Brunnhild's love and his nobler nature save him? Uli Edel's film, with special effects from the team responsible for Independence Day and Godzilla, also stars Max Von Sydow as Eyvind.

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Genre: Film

Running Time: 105 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 2004

3/5 Stars

Classification: 12 Certificate

Production Country: Germany/Italy/UK/USA

Filmed in Colour


Benno Fürmann...Eric/Siegfried
Image for Kristanna LokenKristanna Loken...Brunnhild
Alicia Witt...Kriemhild
Julian Sands...Hagen
Image for Samuel WestSamuel West...King Gunther
Image for Max von SydowMax von Sydow...Eyvind
Image for Robert PattinsonRobert Pattinson...Giselher
Mavie Hörbiger...Lena
Aletta Bezuidenhout...Hallbera
Sean Higgs...Alberich
Götz Otto...King Thorkwin
Ralf Moeller...King Thorkilt
Tamsin MacCarthy...Queen Siegland
Leonard Moss...King Siegmund
Ryan Slabbert...Young Siegfried