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Based on the Spanish epic poem, El Cantar de Mio Cid, and the anonymous Latin prose Historia Roderici, this film explores the life of the Castilian legend, Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar, during a period of violent and divisive conflicts between Christians…

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The trial of Joan of Arc, who was accused of heresy, her interrogation by Cauchon, bishop of Beauvais, and public execution in 1431.

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The origins of the legendary King Arthur and his successes and failures, as the rising leader of Camelot, until his death, as told in Malory’s Le Morte D'Arthur.

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The life of nun St. Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179), centered on events concurrent with her visions and transition to a powerful leader in her community, particularly her mentorship of Richardis and her political maneuvering to relocate the convent…

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Becket tells the story of the close friendship between King Henry II of England and Thomas Becket who, after being appointed the Archbishop of Canterbury, chooses the "honor" of God over his allegiance to King Henry.

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The life of the prophet Muhammad and his efforts to establish Islam in Arabia during the seventh century, as told through the eyes of his uncle Hamza.

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Franciscan friar, William of Baskerville, and his young novice, Adso, are unexpectedly asked to solve a series of murders in a Benedictine abbey in fourteenth-century Italy.

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Martin Guerre abandons his wife and family, not to be seen from again for years until a mysterious man arrives in his village claiming to be the returned Martin. The imposter is brought to court, where his silver-tongue nearly persuades the judges of…

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The Seventh Seal follows a returned Crusader knight, his squire, and a troupe of actors as they encounter violence, plague, and (literal) Death in medieval Sweden.

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The Mission, an original screenplay directed by Roland Joffé, was released on October 31, 1986 after debuting at the Cannes Film Festival where it won the Palme d’Or. With a budget of 24.5 million dollars, it made 17.2 million dollars at the US…
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