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

R  |   |  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
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Gherardo Negro
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Alberto dell'Orto
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Beatrice di Borgogna
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Ildegarda di Binden (as Angela Molina)
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Wibaldo
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Lorenzo della Pigna
Robert Alexander Baer ...
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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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Rated R for bloody violence and brief sexuality | See all certifications »
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Truly Awful
27 September 2010 | by (Vancouver, BC, Canada) – See all my reviews

The only reason I didn't give this a "1" was because some of the cinematography was decent. However, even the best cinematography can't save a film from truly bad acting, a horrible script, poor directing and sloppy editing.

The only good acting I saw in this movie came from F. Murray Abraham. All the rest were... well, not even good amateurs. They seemed to have no training or experience in acting at all. Their characters were entirely unbelievable.

I'm not the least bit surprised to see that this flick lost money. Someone should do us all a favor and lose all the prints, copies, DVDs, etc. Don't waste any portion of your life on this movie -- find something, anything else to watch.


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