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Beowulf & Grendel Details

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One of the oldest epic poems in the English language gets a robust visual interpretation in this historical epic shot on location in Iceland. Hrothgar (Stellan Skarsgård) is a Danish king who murders a troll that has been terrorizing his countryside. But Hrothgar spares the life of the troll's strange young son, who with the passage of years grows to become Grendel (Ingvar Sigurdsson), a fearsome warrior intent upon avenging his father's death. As Grendel begins his slaughter of the king's closest confidants, Hrothgar realizes his life is in danger, and he calls upon the brave and fearless Beowulf (Gerard Butler) to track down and kill Grendel. As Beowulf and his band of warriors search for the vicious and elusive Grendel, he crosses paths with Selma (Sarah Polley), a beautiful and sensuous witch whose alliances are divided between Beowulf and his archenemy. Produced by Canadian, British, and Icelandic concerns, Beowulf & Grendel was a major box-office success in Canada before crossing south to American theaters in the summer of 2006. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:September 14, 2005

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Genie Awards Jan Kiesser Best Cinematography 2006 Nominee
Genie Awards Jane Tattersall Best Sound Editing 2006 Nominee
Genie Awards Barry Gilmore Best Sound Editing 2006 Nominee

Crew

Sturla Gunnarsson
Director
Sturla Gunnarsson
Producer
Eric Jordan
Producer
Paul Stephens
Producer
Anna María Karlsdóttir
Producer
Michael Lionello Cowan
Producer
Jason Piette
Producer
Andrew Rai Berzins
Screenwriter
Jan Kiesser
Cinematographer
Jeff Warren
Editor
Einar Unnsteinsson
Art Director
Andrew Rai Berzins
Co-producer
Doug Hansen
Associate Producer
Douglas E. Hansen
Associate Producer
James D. Stern
Executive Producer
James Simpson
Executive Producer
Debra Hanson
Costume Designer
Linda Stefansdottir
Set Decorator
Simon Okin
Sound/Sound Designer
Wendy Ord
First Assistant Director
Pam Dixon
Casting
Stephen Turnbull
Line Producer
Lou Solakofski
Re-Recording Mixer
Mark Winemaker
Line Producer
Nick Dudman
Makeup Special Effects
Peter Pedrero
Stunts Coordinator
Barry Gilmore
Sound Editor
Jane Tattersall
Sound Editor
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