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De brief voor de koning (2008)

The medieval quest of sixteen-year old Tiuri, who risks his future as a Knight to fulfill a promise, and in so doing discovers adventure, honor, valor and love.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Quinten Schram ...
Piak
Rüdiger Vogler ...
Koning Unauwen / Menaures
Lars Rudolph ...
Slupor
Victor Reinier ...
Ristridin
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Bendoe
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Tiuri de Dappere
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Koning Dagonaut
Gijs Scholten van Aschat ...
Edwinem
Kees Boot ...
Jaro
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Warmin
Michiel Romeyn ...
Roverhoofdman
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Rafox
Steven Stavast ...
Broeder Martijn
Jeroen Willems ...
Tolheer
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Storyline

Thiuri is nearly a knight. He only has to complete one test and he will be knighted. He only has to wake one night in the chapel without talking and without opening the door. Then someone knocks at the door of the chapel and asks for help. Risking his knighthood Tiuri opens the door and helps the guy asking for help. Tiuri has to deliver a letter to a knight in the forest which contains an important message for a befriended king. When Tiuri finds the knight, the knight is deadly wounded and asks Tiuri to deliver the letter. Tiuri hesitates, but accepts the mission. The adventure begins.... Will Tiuri deliver the letter on time? And what does the letter say? Written by Remko de Keijzer

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16 July 2008 (Netherlands)  »

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Carta para el rey  »

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€6,750,000 (estimated)
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Goofs

When Tiuri is riding out of the King's forest, after getting the letter, in the overhead shot he is riding on an asphalt road. See more »

Crazy Credits

Even though the language spoken in the movie is Dutch and the production companies are also Dutch, the cast credits at the end of the movie are in English. See more »

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Hasty and poor
5 August 2008 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Mechanical translation from book to celluloid. No heart, no passion. An attempt to quickly earn as much money based on the popularity of the (audio)book. Wrong persons casted for the medieval roles. Love story of 2 scenes and 2 minutes. Friendship in 3 scenes and 3 minutes. Nevertheless - when the endless dragging thru the woods is finished - some beautiful castle pictures. Dark knights with white shields, grey knights with red shields: a film can do better than that. Director and producer should be a bit ashamed to have this film on his record. See "Kruistocht in spijkerbroek" for a much better NL book to film exercise.


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