If by itself northern man (2022), recently released to theaters around the world, is a violent film due to the characteristics of medieval Scandinavian society shown by Robert Eggers and co-writer Sigurjon Birgir Sigurdsson or Sjon. It contains certain episodes that are superior in that sense. For example, a stunning dramatic climax with feet in a volcano.

In the final trailer for the film itself, a clash of swords can be seen taking place in such a location. “If this was not a Viking raid on a village with hundreds of stuntmen, horses, cows, chickens, geese and children, then it was a night storm at sea on a Viking ship or sword fighting in a volcano” explains Robert Eggers. Hollywood Reporter.

“I mean, it was not at all easy to make this film. It was just difficult…,” continues the North American director. “We actually had to add things digitally because they were wearing thongs and no one wanted parts of them to be cut off. So really we had to add some computer genitals for certain shots and not look too much like a Ken doll.”

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swedish actor Alexander Skarsgardprime mover northern man and of which Robert Eggers assures that a “full body scan” was carried out in order for the scene of the volcanic eruption to be as realistic as possiblealso provided details about her in another interview with Kate Erbland for IndieWire. “Well, it was important to be naked,” he says of the situation.

“There are many stories about vikings which they undress before the fight for many different reasons. One of them is to intimidate the enemy,” continues the one who gives life to Prince Amleth. “When you are completely naked, you are completely vulnerable. This is a way to show courage and also potentially surprise the opponent. So that was always the plan.”

On the other hand, Alexander Skarsgård, son of Stellan Ditto, who achieved worldwide fame for taking the place of Eric Northman (oh!) Real blood (2008-2014) argues that “in our Puritan society violence is easier to portray on screen than nuditywhich he finds rather odd” because “you can kill and cut off heads from left to right, but you can’t show nudity.”

The complexity of the climax of “The Man from the North”

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Robert Eggers and his team had to “find a way to do this long fight scene, and at a certain point the conversation came up,” asking, “Should we do this shirtless?” And the Swedish actor, like the North American film director, felt “that it was necessary take off your clothes” to be “completely naked on top of this mountain.”

Yes, in storyboards northern man “There was an image” of “naked Vikings fighting on top of an erupting volcano, and that’s how it should have been.” And I thought: “What should we strive for? We can’t ruin it for her. we can’t censor it because we are too stiff or worried. We just need to find a way to get creative with it.”

So, according to Alexander Skarsgård, “they had to think about how they would direct this scene and the relationship between them and the camera.” So there was painstaking preparation of the material “many, many weeks before filming”, with careful planning, persistent rehearsals and edits for “find that fluencystage flow.

“There were a lot of complex, technically complex components in that last scene,” the artist admits. “Also, this is the emotional climax of the film, so you also need to find this intensity in sequence. I was in pain and tired, but thinking about this image on the storyboard, I thought, “If we can get close to this, then it’s worth it.” They had to be naked.”

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