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Arn: The Knight Templar (2007)
"Arn: Tempelriddaren" (original title)

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Arn, the son of a high-ranking Swedish nobleman is educated in a monastery and sent to the Holy Land as a knight templar to do penance for a forbidden love.

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Arn, the son of a high-ranking Swedish nobleman is educated in a monastery and sent to the Holy Land as a knight templar to do penance for a forbidden love.

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A Knight in the Holy Land. A Woman in the Frozen North. A War that Kept Them Apart. See more »


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€25,000,000 (estimated)
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Arn means "eagle". See more »

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The nuns at the Abbey where Cecilia is sent are wearing the Brown Scapular often associated with Carmelites. While the Carmelite order existed during this time period, the Scapular did not. Its use began about 1251: 65 years after the end of the film. See more »

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Saladin: This is my brother, Fakhr.
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End Song
Composed by Anders Glenmark and Niklas Strömstedt
Performed by Marie Fredriksson
Produced by Anders Glenmark
Arranged by Anders Glenmark
Published by Blue Cable Music och Nixongs
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Excellent Medieval Film About Honour And Values
12 August 2008 | by (the big screen) – See all my reviews

It seems that most reviewers here want sword fights and action.

Arn is more interesting than that: it is a surprisingly complex film about honour and medieval notions of chivalry and values.

We REALLY enjoyed this - the characters are fleshed out and the plot develops at a drama pace, rather than at a dramatic pace. It seems a lot of thought went into the characterization and settings - this did cost $30,000,000 making it the most expensive Swedish film ever - and it did very well at the box office.

Those wanting just action had best look elsewhere those wanting both action and character, and a real exploration of the values of knighthood then this will definitely be your cup of tea and something to savour.

It is kind of like Braveheart in its values, and less like Kingdom of Heaven than you'd expect. Yes, it is quite elegiac, and that fits its Nordic roots well.

Overall, one of the better films about the crusades and the choices made for people living in a time when individual freedom was lost and subjugated to church and kings.

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