Ring Of The Nibelungs

Ring Of The Nibelungs
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Ring Of The Nibelungs

Ring Of The Nibelungs

Drama Miniseries / 2 x 2 hours

An event series adaptation of the Nibelungs saga - one of the most famous European legends of all time.


Europe – the Dark Ages. When the evil Twin Kings betray his father, the King of Xanten, young Prince Siegfried (Benno Fürmann) narrowly escapes with his life. Rescued by the kindly blacksmith Eyvind (Max von Sydow), he is raised as a simple tamer of fire and the elements, unaware of his true kingly heritage.

When the gods send him a sign of his destiny, he is led to the metal that will be his weapon, and the woman who will be his love: Brunhild (Kristanna Løken), the Valkyrie warrior queen. Duty drives them apart, but they swear to reunite – and never leave another.


Siegfried comes to the kingdom of Burgund, where he earns the respect of King Gunther (Samuel West) and the love of Princess Kriemhild (Alicia Witt). But a powerful evil is plaguing the land, and it is up to Siegfried, armed only with the sword forged from the gods’ metal, to slay the dragon Fafnir – and to claim the dragon’s gold as his own. With this treasure comes the curse of its rightful owners, the mystic Nibelungs, and the hatred of Gunther’s adviser, the villainous Hagen (Julian Sands), who covets the gold for his own.

To gain the treasure, Hagen uses black magic to make Siegfried fall in love with Kriemhild and forget Brunhild, the love the gods had chosen for him. The curse then spins an expanding web of betrayal, deception and greed that traps everyone, plunging a world in chaos.

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ORIGINATING BROADCASTERS

Channel 4 (UK), SAT.1 (Germany)

CAST

Benno Fürmann, Kristanna Løken, Alicia Witt, Julian Sands, Samuel West, Robert Pattinson and Max von Sydow

WRITERS

Uli Edel, Diane Duane, Peter Morwood

DIRECTOR

Uli Edel

PRODUCTION COMPANIES

TANDEM PRODUCTIONS and VIP Media Funds 2&3 in association with Uncharted Territory and FFF Bayern

TANDEM COMMUNICATIONS presents a TANDEM PRODUCTIONS / VIP MEDIENFONDS 2 / VIP MEDIENFONDS 3 PRODUCTION in association with CHANNEL 4, SAT.1 TELEVISION and UNCHARTED TERRITORY A GERMAN/SOUTH AFRICAN/UK/ITALIAN CO-PRODUCTION with CASTLERING PICTURES (PTY) LTD., THE RING (UK) LTD. and OCTAVE S.R.L. present a FILM by ULI EDEL “RING OF THE NIBELUNGS” starring BENNO FÜRMANN, KRISTANNA LØKEN, ALICIA WITT, JULIAN SANDS, SAMUEL WEST, ROBERT PATTINSON and MAX VON SYDOW MAKE UP DESIGN GIANNETTO DE ROSSI COSTUME DESIGN BARBARA BAUM PRODUCTION DESIGN ALBRECHT KONRAD visual effects directors VOLKER ENGEL and MARC WEIGERT ASSOCIATE producer CARLA THOEREN LINE producer MARLOW DE MARDT editor ROBERTO SILVI COMPOSER ILAN ESHKERI music producer KLAUS BADELT director of photography ELEMÉR RAGÁLYI co-producers ANDREW SOMPER, BRIGID OLËN, ORESTE ROSSIGNOLI, ALAN LATHAM, MARLOW DE MARDT and CIRO DAMMICCO co-produced by VOLKER ENGEL & MARC WEIGERT executive producers TIM HALKIN and ANDREAS GROSCH producers ROLA BAUER and ANDREAS SCHMID written by DIANE DUANE, PETER MORWOOD and ULI EDEL produced by KONSTANTIN THOEREN directed by ULI EDEL

Awards

Diva Award, Germany 2004

Best Movie

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