The Renaissance in Movies

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Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007)
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A mature Queen Elizabeth endures multiple crises late in her reign including court intrigues, an assassination plot, the Spanish Armada, and romantic disappointments. (114 mins.)
Director: Shekhar Kapur
 
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Elizabeth (1998)
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A film of the early years of the reign of Elizabeth I of England and her difficult task of learning what is necessary to be a monarch. (124 mins.)
Director: Shekhar Kapur
 
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Shadow of the Sword (2005)
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Director Simon Aeby's epic film chronicles the time-tested loyalty of two friends during Europe's 16th-century Inquisition... (115 mins.)
Director: Simon Aeby
 
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Queen Margot (1994)
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Young Queen Margot finds herself trapped in an arranged marriage amidst a religious war between Catholics and Protestants. She hopes to escape with a new lover, but finds herself imprisoned by her powerful and ruthless family. (159 mins.)
 
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König der letzten Tage (1993 Mini-Series)
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The 1530s. Many are convinced that the Day of Judgement is at hand. A protest movement is making the... (197 mins.)
 
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The Tudors (2007 TV Series)
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A dramatic series about the reign and marriages of King Henry VIII. (60 mins.)
 
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The Profession of Arms (2001)
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The history of the first victim of modern artillery and its moving agony, amidst conspiracies and betrayals of the powerful... (105 mins.)
Director: Ermanno Olmi
 
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Rembrandt (1999)
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(103 mins.)
Director: Charles Matton
 
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Artemisia (1997)
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Artemisia Gentileschi (1593-1653) was one of the first well-known female painters. The movie tells the story of her youth... (98 mins.)
Director: Agnès Merlet
 
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Luther (2003)
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During the early 16th Century idealistic German monk Martin Luther, disgusted by the materialism in the church, begins the dialogue that will lead to the Protestant Reformation. (123 mins.)
Director: Eric Till
 
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Ich, Thomas Müntzer, Sichel Gottes (1989 TV Movie)
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(119 mins.)
Director: Kurt Veth
 
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The Other Boleyn Girl (2008)
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Two sisters contend for the affection of King Henry VIII. (115 mins.)
Director: Justin Chadwick
 
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Dangerous Beauty (1998)
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A Venetian courtesan becomes a hero to her city, but later becomes the target of an inquisition by the Church for witchcraft. (111 mins.)
 
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Flesh+Blood (1985)
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A band of medieval mercenaries take revenge on a noble lord who decides not to pay them by kidnapping the betrothed of the noble's son... (128 mins.)
Director: Paul Verhoeven
 
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The Countess (2009)
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A 17th century Hungarian countess embarks on a murderous undertaking, with the belief that bathing in the blood of virgins will preserve her beauty. (98 mins.)
Director: Julie Delpy
 
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Henri 4 (2010)
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A wide-ranging, energetic period piece tracing the rise of the Protestant Henry of Navarre as he goes... (155 mins.)
Director: Jo Baier
 
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Bathory: Countess of Blood (2008)
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Bathory is based on the legends surrounding the life and deeds of Countess Elizabeth Bathory known as the greatest murderess in the history of mankind... (141 mins.)
Director: Juraj Jakubisko
 
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Anonymous (2011)
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The theory that it was in fact Edward De Vere, Earl of Oxford, who penned Shakespeare's plays. Set against the backdrop of the succession of Queen Elizabeth I and the Essex rebellion against her. (130 mins.)
Director: Roland Emmerich
 
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The Princess of Montpensier (2010)
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Bertrand Tavernier is in top form with this gripping, superbly mounted drama set against the savage... (139 mins.)