Movies like Hagbard and Signe

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Hagbard and Signe (1967)
Hagbard and Signe (1967)
Original name: Den røde kappe
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Denmark, Iceland, Sweden
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The mountain slopes of Iceland are shown to excellent advantage in the Scandinavian epic Hagbard and Signe. The story, based on an ancient legend, concerns Hagbard (Oleg Vidov), the son of a slain Norse king. Seeking revenge against the rival clan responsible for the killing, Hagbard calms down long enough to establish a truce. He also falls in love with Signe (Gitte Haenning), daughter of his onetime enemy. Signe's former beau, sizzling with jealousy, breaks the truce and makes it appear that Hagbard was responsible. The young prince escapes, but returns disguised as a woman to his beloved Signe. Thanks to a treacherous handmaiden, both lovers are imprisoned and sentenced to be hanged. Rather than undergo this final ignominy, Hagbard and Signe enter into a suicide pact. A Danish/ Swedish/ Icelandic coproduction, Hagbard and Signe was released throughout Scandinavia as Den Rode Kappe, Den Rodda Kappan and Rautha Skikkjan.
Style: saga
Plot: king, love, horse, hunting, youth, gold, chess, sword, river, sauna, murder, shield, nudity (full frontal - brief)

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and stylized films with plots about king, nudity (full frontal - brief), murder, horse, betrayal, sword and father son relationship mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres. Some movies like Hagbard and Signe: Light Arose (2017), Edward II (1970), The Marriage of Gustav III (2001), Il Primo Re (2019), Dorotheus (1981). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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