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Sword of War (2009)
"Barbarossa" (original title)

 -  Drama | History | War  -  9 October 2009 (Italy)
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German Emperor Barbarossa will stop at nothing to conquer and build his empire. But a young man from Milan, along with his army of 900 men known as the Company of Death, is prepared to challenge the Emperor.

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Alberto da Giussano
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Siniscalco Barozzi
Christo Jivkov ...
Gherardo Negro
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Alberto dell'Orto
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Beatrice di Borgogna
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Eleonora
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Ildegarda di Binden (as Angela Molina)
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Hristo Shopov ...
Rinaldo di Dassel
Federica Martinelli ...
Tessa
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Giovanni da Giussano
Riccardo Cicogna ...
Wibaldo
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Lorenzo della Pigna
Robert Alexander Baer ...
Alberto as a Child
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German Emperor Barbarossa will stop at nothing to conquer and build his empire. But a young man from Milan, along with his army of 900 men known as the Company of Death, is prepared to challenge the Emperor.

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Boring load of utter tripe
13 August 2011 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

There was a lot of the same horse sound effects being used for every single horse scene (of which there are many).

The end battle scene was OK. It just took 120 minutes to get there. So whilst waiting for the big money scene, you are forced to sit through a boring, impossible romance, some boring politics, some peasants trying to take on the bad guys, and one peasant fellow who was probably the most useless character in the entire movie.

Not one of the characters was engaging. The movie spends a lot of time with a feral witch female character who looks like she was born in the jungle. She spends a lot of time crawling around on all fours like a rabid mutt, sniffing the ground and her boyfriend, and peering at the camera through dirty oily curtains of hair. She also spends the majority of time wearing a potato sack for clothes. What exactly did the BF see in this dirty little rat creature again? Oh, and she had magical powers.

After the prerequisite love scene (interspersed with the death of her sister, how utterly original) you'd think things would start moving. Nope, it takes another hour. The end is an impossible-to-read narration of events that happens, but at least our hero lives happily ever after with his feral wife and they have lots of children together.

This looked like it was made for TV. The production values were strangely cheap looking and the same locations were used to portray totally different places. How utterly boring.

1/10


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