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The Headsman (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. Orphans Martin (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) and Georg (Peter McDonald)... See full summary »

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Margaretha
Lili Gesler ...
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Director Simon Aeby's epic film chronicles the time-tested loyalty of two friends during Europe's 16th-century Inquisition. Orphans Martin (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) and Georg (Peter McDonald) bond as children, but walk very different paths as adults. Georg follows his calling to join the church, while Martin becomes an army captain. When fate places Martin in the role of executioner, he must choose between friendship and fundamentalist doctrine. Written by Anonymous

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executioner | sword | inquisition

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Rated R for violence and a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »
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20 January 2006 (Austria)  »

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$8,500,000 (estimated)
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O Nata Lux
Music by Thomas Tallis
Performed by Dufay Ensemble Freiburg
Published by Point Dume Musikverlag
Licensed by kind permission from Point Dume Musikverlag
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interesting idea , but not getting deep
24 October 2006 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

I saw the film yesterday and stopped it at half time because I felt it was a waste of time. The idea to make a film through the eyes of a headsman - one of the "evil guys" throughout most fantasy and medieval films - is great and offers plenty of possibilities but... the film couldn't catch one of them. I was not feeling for any of the characters, the plot was all too predictable (to the point that I followed it)and the second leap of time in the storyline made me quit. Those who expect a deep insight into the emotional situation of a headsman in the middle Ages, a social outcast to that time, might be disappointed.


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