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Arn: The Knight Templar (2007)

Arn: Tempelriddaren (original title)
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Arn, the son of a high-ranking Swedish nobleman is educated in a monastery and sent to the Holy Land as a knight templar to do penance for a forbidden love.

Director:

Peter Flinth

Writers:

Jan Guillou (novels), Hans Gunnarsson (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joakim Nätterqvist ... Arn Magnusson
Sofia Helin ... Cecilia Algotsdotter
Stellan Skarsgård ... Birger Brosa
Michael Nyqvist ... Magnus Folkesson
Mirja Turestedt Mirja Turestedt ... Fru Sigrid
Morgan Alling ... Eskil Magnusson
Sven-Bertil Taube ... Biskop Bengt (as Sven Bertil Taube)
Bibi Andersson ... Moder Rikissa
Fanny Risberg ... Cecilia Blanka
Gustaf Skarsgård ... Knut
Simon Callow ... Fader Henry
Vincent Perez ... Broder Guilbert
Julia Dufvenius ... Helena
Svante Martin Svante Martin ... Karl Sverkersson
Jørgen Langhelle ... Erik Jedvardsson
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Arn, the son of a high-ranking Swedish nobleman is educated in a monastery and sent to the Holy Land as a knight templar to do penance for a forbidden love.

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Taglines:

A Knight in the Holy Land. A Woman in the Frozen North. A War that Kept Them Apart. See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama | Romance | War

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Scandinavia's most expensive film production ever. See more »

Goofs

When Arns mother is about to die, he walks outside the monastery and sees a man practicing with a bow. At a distance, you can see the man shoot his third arrow. But when closing up, he shots again, this time it is also his third arrow (in both shots you can see two (2) arrows stuck in the target). See more »

Quotes

Arn Magnusson: I don't understand. For killing two men I am set free, but for loving I am punished?
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Connections

Featured in Troldspejlet: Episode #39.2 (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

End Song
Composed by Anders Glenmark and Niklas Strömstedt
Performed by Marie Fredriksson
Produced by Anders Glenmark
Arranged by Anders Glenmark
Published by Blue Cable Music och Nixongs
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Excellent Medieval Film About Honour And Values
12 August 2008 | by inteleartsSee all my reviews

It seems that most reviewers here want sword fights and action.

Arn is more interesting than that: it is a surprisingly complex film about honour and medieval notions of chivalry and values.

We REALLY enjoyed this - the characters are fleshed out and the plot develops at a drama pace, rather than at a dramatic pace. It seems a lot of thought went into the characterization and settings - this did cost $30,000,000 making it the most expensive Swedish film ever - and it did very well at the box office.

Those wanting just action had best look elsewhere those wanting both action and character, and a real exploration of the values of knighthood then this will definitely be your cup of tea and something to savour.

It is kind of like Braveheart in its values, and less like Kingdom of Heaven than you'd expect. Yes, it is quite elegiac, and that fits its Nordic roots well.

Overall, one of the better films about the crusades and the choices made for people living in a time when individual freedom was lost and subjugated to church and kings.

Recommended


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Release Date:

17 December 2007 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland, UK See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR25,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$21,287,566
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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