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The Sorceress, or Le Moine et la Sorcière (“The Monk and the Sorceress”), is a French film released in 1987. It was written by historian Pamela Berger and directed by Suzanne Schiffman. The film takes place in thirteenth-century France and…

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The Virgin Spring (in Swedish, Jungfrukällan) is a black-and-white Swedish film from 1960 directed by Ingmar Bergman, and is based on the thirteenth-century Swedish ballad Töres döttrar i Wänge, which translates to "Töre's daughters in…

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Anchoress is a little-known film that explores one a significant expression of spiritual devotion—that of female anchorites—during the high middle ages. Directed by Chris Newby, the film was released in the United Kingdom in 1993 and received…

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Hwaet! Great are the tales of the Spear-Danes How they broke and bloodied their Foes How they tamed the Northern seas Some takes sail, others sink Below the waves but no less true… Welcome aboard! Climb up and take your seat on this Danish warship…

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A collection of Robin Hood stories never before seen on film, covering the formation of his band of outlaws, his raids against Prince John, his romance with Marian, and the restoration of Richard I to the throne.

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Monty Python and the Holy Grail is a 1975 British slapstick-styled parody of the Legend of King Arthur and his quest to find the Holy Grail.

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A lowly squire wishes to “change his stars” and follow his dream of becoming a legendary knight. While trying to change his destiny, he encounters love, new friends, his past, and the true meaning of knighthood.

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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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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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