AD 575, a shipwrecked band of Romans escort reluctant widow Hennini beyond Hadrians Wall where she is to marry mercenary Chieftan Cathen. The Romans are viciously attacked whilst crossing ...
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AD 575, a shipwrecked band of Romans escort reluctant widow Hennini beyond Hadrians Wall where she is to marry mercenary Chieftan Cathen. The Romans are viciously attacked whilst crossing and Hennini is abducted. Mernwhile Fingal has fallen on hard times, the Domal of Trool offers him money to search for his chiefs abducted bride. Whilst searching for Hennini they stumble upon shipwrecked Greek monk Regulus. Hennini is holding Regulus's precious relics and together they set out to find her. Heddini, safe and sound, escapes with her new lover, Angle leader Aedgar, but is caught in the act and forced to marry Cathen. When Hennini refuses to sleep with him, she is banished to the island of the Culdees and left to perish on a rock.
This film has been doing the rounds for a few years now and had massive sales in Russia. It is the sequel to Winter Warrior but is less gritty. The Angle bad guys are more wimpy than in WW, but there are still some great moments - the coast and seascape scenes contain some very powerful images. The film has its flaws, its action is sporadic rather than sustained, there are no mass fight scenes, but it has an honesty of purpose, and a Christian streak running through it. The first film was made in response to the events of 9/11, with Bone Hunter as a follow up a year later. It is low budget British film making, but where the Celtic Warrior films have gone (includes the third film Axe Raiders), TV series like Outlander have followed, using many of the same ideas. The Bone Hunter and its two companion films remain the only British films to cover the arrival of the English raiders in the sixth century. That makes them interesting.
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