Beautiful Mads Mikkelsen – astride a horse and speaking French for added enjoyment – sets out to right a wrong done unto him.
Loosely based on a novella by Heinrich Von Kleist, the themes of vengeance and God’s justice for the righteous were lost for me among a lot of trekking around on horses and some confusing geography. A bit like Robin Hood meets Valhalla Rising. I was never exactly sure where we were supposed to be or why, and for Kleist, the landscape is part of the story so I felt I should have been more ‘there’. Also a bit confused as to why everyone could understand Sergi Lopez when he turned up in the forest speaking Catalan, and why there were a couple of lines spoken in German at a particular point.
Good job the beautiful Mads was there to keep the eye entertained.