Arn - Tempelriddaren (Arn: The Knight Templar)

2007

Arn - Tempelriddaren (Arn: The Knight Templar)

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In this lavish historical drama - set in the Middle Ages -Arn, the knightly son of a Swedish nobleman, must journey to the Holy Land on horseback as a sentence for taking up with a forbidden romantic partner. The voyage carries him through the heart of the medieval world and into the core of the brutal and bloody Crusades.

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Cast

Joakim Nätterqvist
as Arn Magnusson
Sofia Helin
as Cecilia Algotsdotter
Morgan Alling
as Eskil Magnusson
Bibi Andersson
as Mother Rikissa
Simon Callow
as Father Henry
Vincent Perez (III)
as Brother Guilbert
Sven-Bertil Taube
as Biskop Bengt
Steven Waddington
as Grandmaster Torroja
Michael Nyqvist
as Magnus Folkesson
Fanny Risberg
as Cecilia Blanka
Frank Sieckel
as Siegfried de Turenne
Mirja Turestedt
as Fru Sigrid
Anders Baasmo Christiansen
as Harald Østeinsson
Milind Soman
as Saladin
Alex Wyndham
as Armand De Gascogne
Nicholas Boulton
as Gerard De Ridefort
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  • Oct 03, 2011
    One of those against-the-odds "historical" dramas (the title character is fictitious) that, when it isn't laborious and dull, is cheesy and overplayed. Joakim Nätterqvist is very good in the lead role and ages convincingly, and some of the battle scenes are well directed, but everything - from the star-crossed lovers to the jealous sister and manipulative mother, to the "noble" conventions of war, to the unsurprising climax - is familiar from innumerable and superior films. <i>Arn</i> is also needlessly protracted. Shame.
    Daniel P Super Reviewer
  • Oct 01, 2010
    Probably the first film from Sweden I have ever seen and I only checked this out due to the pretty neat film poster/cover, it is a good looker. Its a long film at just over two hours and to be honest its quite dull in allot of places, there is a huge amount of dialog which isn't helped as most of it is in very very small subs haha but it does add a good sense of realism or authenticity to the film. There is action throughout but not too much, the ending has a reasonable battle scene but its the small sword clashes in the first half of the film which work better as the major battles do show this isn't a huge Hollywood blockbuster ie. 'The Kingdom of Heaven'. As said this can't quite compare to the major US historic epics in terms of looks but it does have a more gritty realistic feel over the big boys, the locations in Sweden are damn good looking plus its not often you see a film based in Sweden, the cast is (to me) mainly unknown accept for Vincent Perez of 'Crow: City of Angels' and Stellan Skarsgard, the rest are all very good in their roles and as always the film works better without huge name stars in my opinion. The plot isn't too original (based on a popular book), young boy is raised in a monastery, taught to fight and ends up going off to the Holy land to fight in the Crusades for love and honour, the fact its based on a young boy from Sweden is a twist but apart from that its business as usual. It is a slow burner I must warn people, don't expect a fast blood soaked ride, there are allot of characters and allot of plot building going on especially in the second half of the film within the monastery but its still interesting just about :) If you like your history then I'm sure you will enjoy this.
    Phil H Super Reviewer
  • Sep 04, 2010
    Disregarding previous films, books, or documentaries, and judging this film based on its merits alone, this movie is excellent and well worth watching. The dialogue, cinematography, and story line carry its own weight. All were well executed, and will bring the viewer through a rollercoaster ride of emotions. The acting is top notch, and the entire package is just wonderful. Really good movie!
    Cynthia S Super Reviewer
  • Jun 23, 2008
    If you're expecting action you will be disappointed. There's a lot of slow scenes with talking and sometimes it gets too cheasy. Overall a great story with beautiful environments. Despite it's length I found it enjoyable all the way and I'm looking forward to the sequels.
    Stefan P Super Reviewer

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