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  • Tags: Period Film

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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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Anazapta, also known as Black Plague, came out on July 26, 2002 and was later re-released in 2004 on video. Directed by Alberto Sciamma, it stars Lena Headey as Lady Matilda, an English noblewoman whose husband, Sir Walter, has been taken hostage by…

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The Advocate (the U.S. version of the British/French production, which goes by the title of The Hour of the Pig), having its widest release in 1994 in 17 theaters, generated a domestic lifetime gross of $602, 329, which is quite respectable…

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For his film The Reckoning (2004), Paul McGuigan adapted the 1995 novel Morality Play by Barry Unsworth. While it is a work of fiction and thus does not draw from any one historical event, the book, and therefore the movie as well, draws from the…

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If you want to see a serious Crusades movie, Arn: The Knight Templar (2007) will be a general disappointment. Adapted from Jan Guillou’s famous Crusades trilogy, the movie did not even achieve half of the book’s success among its fans, or the…

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First Knight, released in 1995, is certainly still an interesting movie despite its poor reviews. From its unique focus on a side plot of Arthurian legend stems a broader conversation on how modern society perceives notions of medieval harmony, love,…

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Centurion, written and directed by Neil Marshall, paints a picture of the disappearance of the Ninth Legion, or the Ninth Hispana. With a star-studded cast, including X-Men’s Michael Fassbender and Game of Thrones actor Liam Cunningham, it is set…
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