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The Headsman (2005)

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The story of time-tested loyalty of two friends during Europe's 16th-century Inquisition. Orphans Martin and Georg bond as children, but walk very different paths as adults. Georg follows ... See full summary »

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Simon Aeby
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Credited cast:
Steven Berkoff ... Inquisitor
Virág Bárány ... Margaretha's maid
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau ... Martin
Julie Cox ... Margaretha
Lili Gesler ... Librarian's daughter
Patrick Godfrey ... Bertram
Anastasia Griffith ... Anna
Maria Hofstätter ... Maria
Lee Ingleby ... Bernhard
Eddie Marsan ... Fabio
Joe Mason ... Jakob
Peter McDonald ... Georg
John Shrapnel ... Archbishop
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The story of time-tested loyalty of two friends during Europe's 16th-century Inquisition. Orphans Martin and Georg bond as children, but walk very different paths as adults. Georg follows his calling to join the church, while Martin becomes an army captain. When fate places Martin in the role of executioner, he must choose between friendship and fundamentalist doctrine. Written by Anonymous

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Drama

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Rated R for violence and a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »

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Rather unusually, instead of listing all the cast members in the end credits, it mentions all the top players and then reads "and many many more". See more »

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Referenced in Movie Friends - Eine Videothek stellt sich vor (2013) See more »

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Renaissance Joy
Music by Matthias Weber and Danail Getz
Performed by Katy Salvidge, Yariv Vaknin, Peter Torsiello and Roberto Miranda
Recorded by Moira Marquis
Published by Point Dume Musikverlag
Licensed by kind permission from Point Dume Musikverlag
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Wild times on dark ages!!
26 September 2018 | by elo-equipamentosSee all my reviews

How make a rare movie on low budge and receiving a best reviews from the best critics, this picture means all that, set place on dark ages when the evil spanish inquisition were the latest word to decide without mercy the people's fate over own point of view, blasphemers, witchcraft were their target, the Catholic church rules under heavy hand mainly by spanish radical wing and how everywhere such power were dreaded, the story is told by eyes's a former warrior who falling in love with a daughter of the headman, after that he has to replace him by right after his sudden death, Mongs's monastery, City's mayor and Archbishop trembled when a spanish inquisitor was sent to solve by power the insurgents by any means, a true near masterpiece over such gloomy period of our past!!

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First watch: 2012 / How many: 2 / Source: DVD / Rating: 8.5


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Language:

English

Release Date:

20 January 2006 (Austria) See more »

Also Known As:

Shadow of the Sword See more »

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Austria See more »

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Budget:

$8,500,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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