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De brief voor de koning (2008)

The medieval quest of sixteen-year old Tiuri, who risks his future as a Knight to fulfill a promise, and in so doing discovers adventure, honor, valor and love.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Yannick van de Velde ... Tiuri
Quinten Schram ... Piak
... Koning Unauwen / Menaures
Lars Rudolph ... Slupor
... Ristridin
... Bendoe
... Tiuri de Dappere
... Koning Dagonaut
... Edwinem
Kees Boot ... Jaro
... Warmin
Michiel Romeyn ... Roverhoofdman
... Rafox
Steven Stavast ... Broeder Martijn
Jeroen Willems ... Tolheer
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Thiuri is nearly a knight. He only has to complete one test and he will be knighted. He only has to wake one night in the chapel without talking and without opening the door. Then someone knocks at the door of the chapel and asks for help. Risking his knighthood Tiuri opens the door and helps the guy asking for help. Tiuri has to deliver a letter to a knight in the forest which contains an important message for a befriended king. When Tiuri finds the knight, the knight is deadly wounded and asks Tiuri to deliver the letter. Tiuri hesitates, but accepts the mission. The adventure begins.... Will Tiuri deliver the letter on time? And what does the letter say? Written by Remko de Keijzer

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Carta para el rey  »

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€6,750,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

€255,383 (Netherlands), 20 July 2008, Limited Release
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Goofs

When Tiuri is riding out of the King's forest, after getting the letter, in the overhead shot he is riding on an asphalt road. See more »

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Even though the language spoken in the movie is Dutch and the production companies are also Dutch, the cast credits at the end of the movie are in English. See more »

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OK entry into the medieval fantasy genre
28 January 2015 | by See all my reviews

Aimed squarely at a children and young teenage audience, this film from the Netherlands is a reasonable entry into the medieval fantasy genre. A lot of the negative reviews here come from people comparing it to the popular children's book upon which is based, but not having read the book I can say this worked on me on its own. Working with a relatively small budget, it tells the story of young Tiuri (Yannick Van de Velde), who is to become a knight. As a last task he must stay the night in a church chapel with three other pupils, without talking, leaving or listening to anybody. But at night a cry for help is heard from behind the door, and a dying stranger tells Tiuri he must bring a secret letter to the king of a foreign country…So the adventure begins. There are some nice outdoor mountain locations, not filmed in flat Netherlands obviously, but in Scotland, France and Germany.


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