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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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Inquisitor
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Martin
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Margaretha
Lili Gesler ...
Librarian's daughter
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Bertram
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Anna
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Bernhard
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Jakob
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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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Rated R for violence and a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »
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20 January 2006 (Austria)  »

Also Known As:

Shadow of the Sword  »

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$8,500,000 (estimated)
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Rather unusually, instead of listing all the cast members in the end credits, it mentions all the top players and then reads "and many many more". See more »

Soundtracks

Laetatus Sum
Music by Ludovico Grossi Da Viadana
Performed by Coro Palestrina
Directed by Piergiuseppe Snozzi
Published by Coro Palestrina
Licensed by kind permission from Coro Palestrina
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5 March 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

What are the other reviewers on? This film is a stinker from start to finish.Terrible script,awful soundtrack and a load of actors who all looked as if they would rather be somewhere else. It looked good, if gurning extras with dirtied up medieval teeth and slopping about in rags is how you picture the middle ages. Cliché after cliché,more plot holes than a Swiss cheese,It leaps through time faster than H.G Wells,one review said it was to make it shorter,they wanted to inflict more of this on us?,all this AND Steven Berkoff! Even he found the scenery not appetising enough to chew. I always watch films until the end, I wanted to turn this off after about ten minutes.Even my 12 year old son thought it bad and he has no discrimination whatsoever! Just say NO, go and wash some dishes or fill in a tax return!


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