Shadow of the Sword (2005)





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Also (and more pointedly) entitled The Headsman, Simon Aeby's scope period drama Shadow of the Sword uses its narrative to explore conflicts and tensions during the notorious 16th century Inquisition. Nikolaj Coster Waldau and Peter McDonald play Martin and Georg, two men who meet and bond as youths in a European monastery, then part ways and diverge paths; Georg becomes a cleric at a nearby abbey, Martin a soldier in the Army. The adult men reconnect following a fifteen year absence, and not … More

Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense
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Written By: Susanne Freund, Steve Attridge
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On DVD: Jan 16, 2007
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The headsman of the title sure knows how to put on a good hack-job. No wonder, because he stars in one.

Full Review… | January 11, 2006

Audience Reviews for Shadow of the Sword

Good action, and story but isn't perfect. But it's interesting and entertaining, and that's plenty. I liked this movie, and those with an interest in drama, history, or both will find something there for them, too.

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