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Arn: Tempelriddaren (2007)

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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Eskil Magnusson
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Biskop Bengt (as Sven Bertil Taube)
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Karl Sverkersson
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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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€25,000,000 (estimated)

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SEK 14,336,235 (Sweden), 27 December 2007
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The loom briefly seen at the end was an authentic loom from medieval times. It cost the production 300.000 Swedish crowns to transport from Germany to Sweden for use in the film. See more »

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Arn's trial by the archbishop is highly anachronistic in many ways. First, the church did not have any say in matters of marriage at the time the events are supposed to happen. Such were a completely private matter between the families involved until at least early renaissance. A daughter becoming pregnant outside of marriage would be the subject of her father's wrath rather than that of the church. Second, a bishop passing sentence like that would be a political matter which would not go without debate as to whether it was under the jurisdiction of the church at all. Being a noble, Arn would be the subject of judgment by peers. Third, the sentence in itself is absurd, as the knights templar were not in any way under the command of the church (nor was its members subject to mundane law). The organization was not aimed at harboring a condemned criminal, on the contrary, joining the order would require donations, arms, servants and the trust of its other members (and a solemn ceremony and vow). Fourth, the cloister where Cecilia is ushered to has a lot more in common with 20th century orphanages than with any medieval monastery. Sending a girl into a monastic order would be the decision of the family, not a sentence made by a bishop. Fifth, with most of the members of monastic orders being either people joining voluntarily out of a spiritual call or nobles sent there by their family for education, physical punishment would not be issued as depicted. See more »

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Arn Magnusson: I don't understand. For killing two men I am set free, but for loving I am punished?
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Loved it - let down by small mistakes - but watch the movie
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OK so I read the reviews and decided to have a look at it myself. As opposed to going into a long and probably boring review:)

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lovely scenery believable acting good music good values (rare these days)

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Suffered from it being too short (should have been an epic and used the other 30mins) Not enough budget (battle scenes fairly poor) Wandered a little at times

At that said - great movie - lovely to see the templars getting a reasonable treatment as they're easy targets some times:)

Go watch it and see for yourself


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