Wednesday, January 13, 2010

13th warrior (US movie 1999)

The plot centers on Banderas' character, Ahmad ibn Fadlan, who angers an influential noble in Baghdad and is commanded by the Caliph to serve as "ambassador to the North"—i.e., is expelled from the city—as a result. Traveling with Melchisidek (Omar Sharif), an old friend of his father, he meets a shipload of Viking raiders whose king has just died.
The language barrier is awkward, as Ahmed speaks only Arabic and most of the Vikings speak only Norse. Melchisidek and Herger, the Vikings' skald, both speak Latin and thus communication is established. After Buliwyf becomes the new leader, a bewildered youth enters the camp and requests aid for his distant village, threatened by an old and supernatural force. Through the commands of an oracle, it is decided that exactly thirteen men must go to face this danger, and that the thirteenth must not be a Norseman; thus Ahmed is here for more.the link is the original source of the synopsis article,I just want to share it with the reader aside to my personal comment.
comment: i saw this movie in one of the local tv,and now i understand why the movie was a flop in box office.i dont understand at all the movie and the ending was disappointing for me.

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