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Minotaur (2006)

Long ago in the Iron Age, a shadow loomed over a lonely village. For generations, the village youths were stolen from their families and delivered as sacrifice to a mythical beast - the ... See full summary »


Jonathan English


Nick Green (screenplay by), Stephen McDool (screenplay by)




Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Hardy ... Theo
Michelle Van Der Water ... Raphaella
Tony Todd ... Deucalion
Lex Shrapnel ... Tyro
Jonathan Readwin ... Danu
Rutger Hauer ... Cyrnan
Maimie McCoy ... Morna
Lucy Brown ... Didi
James Bradshaw ... Ziko
Fiona Maclaine ... Vena
Claire Murphy ... Nan
Ingrid Pitt ... The Leper
Ciaran Murtagh Ciaran Murtagh ... Turag
Angela Furtado Angela Furtado ... Raphaella's Handmaiden
Donata Janietz Donata Janietz ... Ffion


Long ago in the Iron Age, a shadow loomed over a lonely village. For generations, the village youths were stolen from their families and delivered as sacrifice to a mythical beast - the Minotaur that dwells beneath a great palace. Theo (Tom Hardy), haunted by the loss of his love in an earlier sacrifice is convinced that the beast isn't real, and that his girl still lives as a slave within the palace. His father, Cyrnan (Rutger Hauer), the village leader, tries to reason with Theo not to go, but Theo is driven by blind rage. He devises a plan and is taken with the other youths who are dragged screaming from their families. Written by Mykol Gantt

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Curse the God. Slay the Beast. Become a Legend. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and some nudity | See all certifications »

Did You Know?


This was the first leading role for Tom Hardy (Theo). See more »


In many scenes, especially the scene where Tyro and Didi climb up the wall, there is clearly a steel-wire lifting the actors up, when they are supposed to be climbing by themselves. See more »


[first lines]
Old Morna's Voice: Many stories have been recorded of the ancient times. Behind even the greatest myths there is a history now long forgotten. In the age of gods and spirits the known world was ruled by a dark empire from their island palace of Minos. They worshipped the bull, the most powerful of all gods. The tablets recount that as the empire grew their hedonism and greed knew no bounds. The people longed for more than stone deities. They demanded a living god. In response, sickened minds indulged...
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8 March 2007 | by caste78See all my reviews

I'm a real fun of mythology from wherever part of the world, Grece, Italy, Norway, etc, whatever kind of movie of this genre I see and I play PC-games too, such as Age of mythology or Titans. When "Minotaur" started, the woman's words at the beginning made me feel eager for a interesting movie, but minute by minute, that excitement was going down. I waited for something better, the effects didn't like me too much, especially when the beast was running, the plot was weak. I think that this kind of movie should have a good argument, may be from the real myth, and good special effects for being a nice film where you, furthermore you enjoy the movie, learn about Mythology. Really a so so movie.

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Release Date:

11 May 2006 (Russia) See more »

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Box Office


$7,000,000 (estimated)

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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