Archive Cinema City 2010.

How to Train Your Dragon

How to train your dragon

Genre: Animation/Adventure
Country: USA
Year: 2010
Duration: 98 min

Director: Chris Sanders, Dean DeBlois
Scenario: William Davies, Dean Deblois, Chris Sanders

Cast: Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Craig Ferguson, Kristen Wiig, TJ Miller

Programme selection: The Cool Kids


This adventure comedy takes place in a mythic world of strong Vikings and scary dragons. It is based on the book by Cressida Cowell. The hero of the story is a teenager Viking Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) who lives on Berk Island, where fighting with dragons is the way of life. His contemporary principles and uncommon sense of humour are not well accepted by the tribe or by the chief... who is Hiccup’s father, Stoick (Gerard Butler). When Hiccup joins the rest of the teenager Vikings - Astrid (America Ferrera), Snotlout (Jonah Hill), Fishlegs (Christopher Mintz – Plasse), and the twins Ruffnut (Kristen Wiig) and Tuffnut (T. J. Miller) - in attending training for killing dragons, he will become aware that he has what is needed to become a fighter. But when he meets (and eventually befriends) the injured dragon, his world will turn upside-down. What was the only thing Hiccup used to prove his abilities will become the opportunity to change the future of the entire tribe.

In the film version of How to Train Your Dragon, the worlds of Vikings and dragons exist separately, but when they cross, as it is often, the result is explosive and destructive. ‘These Vikings, from the moment they stepped on Berk Island, were attacked by dragons which stole their food and destroyed their homes. So, there is that concept of a conflict that is instilled in many generations that try to coexist‘, says one of the directors Dean DeBlois.


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