Shadow of the Sword [Henker]

* Simon Aeby, 2005

Production comapanies: Allegrofilm Produktion (Austria), Film and Music Entertainment (UK), Eurofilm Studio(Hungary), Samsa Film (Luxembourg), T&C Film (Switzerland)
Backers: Austrian Film Institute, Vienna Film Fund, Cinestyria, ORF, Invicta Capital, Film Fund Luxembourg, MFG, SF DRS, Office Federal de la Culture
Genre: Drama
Producents: Helmut Grasser, Mike Downey, Sam Taylor, Claude Waringo, Marcel Hoehn, Peter Miskolczi
Director: Simon Aeby
Script: Susanne Freund, Steve Attridge
Director of Photography: Vladimir Smutny
Production Designer: Christoph Kanter
Cast: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Peter McDonald, Anastasia Griffith, Steven Berkoff, Eddie Marsan

Synopsis: Central Europe, early 16th century: two childhood friends, Martin & Georg, find themselves on rival sides of a religious war with both of them struggling to do the right thing.

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// Festivals

  • Cannes Film Festival (May 2005)
  • World Film Festival (Aug 2005)

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