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The Crown and the Dragon (2013)

Not Rated | | Adventure, Fantasy | 11 July 2013 (Germany)
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A young noblewoman must fulfill her calling to become the long foretold Paladin.

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Anne K. Black
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Credited cast:
Elizabeth Adams Elizabeth Adams ... Sister of Ghel
Owen Barton Owen Barton ... Rav'n (as Eoin Barton)
Lemuel Black ... Clooney Warrior
Angus Brown Angus Brown ... Leif
Sam Burke Sam Burke ... Musician
David Byrne David Byrne ... Vitalian Horseman 1
Alana Clohessy Alana Clohessy ... Clooney Wife
Claire Cordingley Claire Cordingley ... Sister Catherine
Brian Dawson Brian Dawson ... Vitalian Horseman 2
Amy De Bhrún ... Ellen Barethon
Stefan Dubois Stefan Dubois ... Hermit
Dominic Egan Dominic Egan ... Vitalian Guard
Ricardo Gatica Ricardo Gatica ... Vitalian Guard
Richard Glasgow Richard Glasgow ... Musician
Sabine Glasgow Sabine Glasgow ... Musician
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A young noblewoman must fulfill her calling to become the long foretold Paladin.

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sword and sorcery | See All (1) »

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Two dragons. One poisons the land. The other heals it.

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Adventure | Fantasy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 July 2013 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

A Coroa e o Dragão See more »

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Trivia

The incantation used by the hermit when he is painting symbols on Elenn is the Charm of Making from the film Excalibur. See more »

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In a march across barren countryside, the lead actor appears with and without sword, leather tunic and saddle bag so often it develops into a minor subplot. At one point he lays his sword down at the top of a huge cliff and jumps into the sea below.Upon resuming the quest the next day, the sword is safely by his side once more. See more »

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Follows Dawn of the Dragonslayer (2011) See more »

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When Ellen met Aedin
19 July 2013 | by rogerb-391-111246See all my reviews

Add Dungeon & Dragons with Harlan Romance seasoning and stir in a bit of Game of Thrones, the end result is The Crown and the Dragon. Yes, the CGI-effects could been better and derivative factor is high but the Irish-Scots cast never treated the material with contempt - displaying admirable professionalism with director Anne Black keeping things tight as humanely as possible in this tightly-budgeted concoction.

Young and naive Ellen Barethon (Amy De Bhrún) accompanies her aunt to a secret enthronement of the rightful king in a land taken over by foreign empire to deliver an ancient artifact to the royal majesty. Ellen soon become the sole guardian of the relic after tragic circumstances and had to rely on one Aedin (David Haydn). Aedin saves her from certain death and later cuts a deal to be her 'protector' as Ellen vows to finish what her aunt started.

The artifact is merely a MacGuffin. The heart of the story lies in the burgeoning relationship between Ellen and Aedin from guarded suspicion into the inevitable you-know-what. Kudos to both Amy and Haydn for making the romantic entanglement authentic and grounded in reality with immeasurable help from no-frills script. The 'string' dance by the pair is beautifully choreographed and for me - one of the few highlights in the flick.

It's eye-catching performance of Amy De Bhrún that keeps the proceedings lively. Her spunky character is someone you can hold on to during dreary parts and the anchor holding together the movie as it head towards obligatorily revelations and proper intro of traitorous Corvus (Tim Treloar) coveting both the relic and bewitching Amy.

If you are looking for guts-ripping sword fights and battling mystical creatures, this is not the movie for you. The elements are there but purely on perfunctory level.


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