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Constantine's Sword (2007)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Biography | 18 April 2008 (USA)
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An exploration of the dark side of Christianity, following acclaimed author and former priest James Carroll on a journey of remembrance and reckoning.


Oren Jacoby


James Carroll (book), James Carroll | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Liev Schreiber ... Constantine (voice)
Philip Bosco ... Gian Pietro Caraffa (voice) (as Phillip Bosco)
Natasha Richardson ... Edith Stein (voice)
Eli Wallach ... Piero Terracina (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Daniel Berrigan Daniel Berrigan ... Himself (archive footage) (as Father Daniel Berrigan)
James Carroll James Carroll ... Himself
Karl-Josef Gilles Karl-Josef Gilles ... Himself - Rhineland National Museum (as Dr. Karl-Josef Gilles)
Ted Haggard ... Himself
Gary Hart ... Himself - Former Senator, Colorado
Dustin Hoffman ... Himself (archive footage)
Karl Lehmann Karl Lehmann ... Himself - Cardinal
Kristen Leslie Kristen Leslie ... Herself - Yale University (as Dr. Kristen Leslie)
David Limentani David Limentani ... Himself
Monica Limentani Monica Limentani ... Herself
Peter Mazur Peter Mazur ... Himself - Fellow, American Academy in Rome


An exploration of the dark side of Christianity, following acclaimed author and former priest James Carroll on a journey of remembrance and reckoning.

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Release Date:

18 April 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Меч Константина See more »

Filming Locations:

Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,131, 20 April 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$179,507, 26 October 2008
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Production Co:

Storyville Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Intelligent, riveting and expertly presented.
28 June 2007 | by darren-178See all my reviews

Seldom does one find themselves mesmerized by the sheer intelligence of a documentary, but in Constantines Sword the film makers articulate exploration of the all encompassing question of religion and it's place in the world is breathtaking. The film exposes, quietly and without manipulation, an underlying and unhealthy historical familiarity between the modern evangelical Christian movement and previous fervent Christian crusaders. Their anti-Semitic nature perfectly presented.

The film expertly navigates its way through complex historical and philosophical religious concepts, made easy through the very personal story of James Carrol. Part narrator part subject Carrol's view of the world is one we wish all men could share.

Pitch perfect, expertly edited, researched and directed Constantines Sword is a truly remarkable documentary, one that could only be born of such conservative times.

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