Arn

Arn

The Knight Templar

DVD - 2010
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Arn Magnusson is born in 1150, in Western Sweden. He grows up to become an educated young man and a skilled warrior, and meets Cecilia, the love of his life. Then a cruel and jealous world forces them apart. Cecilia is imprisoned in a monastery. Arn is sent to the Holy Land as a Knight Templar, where war is raging between Christians and Muslims.
Publisher: Port Washington, NY : E One, 2010.
Edition: Widescreen ed.
ISBN: 9781417233366
1417233362
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 133 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Alternative Title: Knight Templar

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rudpat
Apr 29, 2017

I liked the story,. I disliked the switching of languages with all the subtitles, I felt it took away from the film.

real_thing Jan 07, 2016

Y IS IT HAPPENING AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Nursebob
Dec 13, 2014

Based on the books by Jan Guillou, this spirited costume epic set in medieval Scandinavia follows the shifting fortunes of Arn, a Swedish Knight Templar sent to defend the Holy Land for a period of twenty years as a form of penance after he falls in love with and impregnates a local chieftain’s daughter. For her part in the affair the daughter, Cecelia, is consigned to a nunnery for an equal length of time and has her newborn son taken away from her. While in Jerusalem Arn proves himself to be an exceptional warrior winning the respect of not only his superiors but his sworn enemy, the legendary Muslim leader Saladin with whom he forms a tentative friendship. But his heart yearns for Cecelia and the hope that one day they will be united once more. Meanwhile back in Sweden, Cecelia holds onto the same desperate hope; but with the Crusades raging in the Middle East and the Danes threatening war from the south, tragedy seems inevitable. With glorious widescreen cinematography that makes the most of its European and Moroccan locations, an international cast of seasoned actors, and an intelligent script that shifts effortlessly between English, Swedish and Arabic, Peter Flinth’s assured film seamlessly combines a rousing historical adventure with a heartbreaking love story. Even in the midst of clashing armies his camera manages to capture the subtlest nuance; a hungry stare, a bloodied crucifix, while scenes of battlefield carnage and desert sandstorms give way to quietly lit chapels and gentle snowfalls. Perhaps he relies a little too heavily on slow motion brooding and soaring chorales, but it’s a small critique for something that kept me captivated for over two hours.

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Cannes
Nov 17, 2012

Boring, but I have to admit I only watched half of it and the good part was coming up I assume. Doesn't make the church look very good though...

Navy_Ant_7 Aug 23, 2012

Test Comment.

mrsgail5756 Jun 15, 2012

It was O.K for a home TV movie. I was entertained and interesting. But it was NOT worth the long library wait or the price to rent from a Red Box. "I fast forwarded a lot but not all the way.”

aaa5756 Jun 14, 2012

This movie was entertaining and interesting but not one of my favorite for this year. “Not too bad---good performance”. "I fast forwarded a lot but not all the way.”

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monkeymind
Jan 15, 2012

If you liked Kingdom of Heaven well worth your while.

EuSei Jun 17, 2011

Spoken in English, but they keep going back and forth with Swedish, Arabic and a little bit of French. A bit slow, it seems too long, but it is very well made and will capture your attention. Beautiful scenarios, both in Sweden and the Holy Land. Battle scenes are a bit bloody, but far less than other modern films. Indian actor Milind Soman made an absolutely gorgeous Saladin and Vincent Perez will melt your heart with his brief part as Brother Guilbert.

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EuSei Jun 17, 2011

Sexual Content: Some sexual content.

EuSei Jun 17, 2011

Violence: Not extreme, but plenty of blood.

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EuSei Jun 17, 2011

EuSei thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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