A knight in the service of a duke goes to a coastal villiage where an earlier attempt to build a defensive castle has failed. He begins to rebuild the duke's authority in the face of the barbarians at the border and is making progress until he falls in love with one of the local women.Written by
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The original theatrical release prints had 'Richard Boone' reciting a poem over the procession before the end credits began. This scene was removed from the prints and replaced with an almost identical scene with no recitation. See more »
The village is constantly raided by Friesian warriors, and yet there is nothing there for them to gain: only meager farming, a meager tower, swamps and marshes. It is not an entry point to large Norman land holdings, nor of any military value. See more »
In the eleventh century, Europe was patchwork of feudal states, extending from the Mediterranean to the shores of the North Sea. Powerful dukes exerted life-and-death control over their primitive subjects. One such, Duke William of Ghent, held a coastal area in Normandy. To protect the fens and marshes of a troubled corner of his domain, the duke sent a troop of warriors led by his most trusted knight, Chrysagon de la Crux. This Norman war lord was charged to impose the duke's will...
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Everything in this movie is so real. The attitudes of each other the costumes the setting and on and on. Notice the actors never changed clothes. The tower was spartan just as it would have been. There has not been a movie that packs this level of realism.
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