Valhalla Rising is a 2009 Danish adventure drama film directed by Nicolas Winding Refn, starring Mads Mikkelsen. The film takes place in 1000 AD and follows a Norse warrior named One-Eye and a boy as they travel with a band of Christian Crusaders in pursuit of the Holy Land. Instead, they find themselves in an unknown land where they are assailed by unseen forces and visions. The film was shot entirely in Scotland. Title is derived from the combination of Kenneth Anger‘s Scorpio Rising and Lucifer Rising with a Viking-theme.