ARN - THE KNIGHT TEMPLAR

ARN - TEMPELRIDDAREN

By Peter FLINTH

SF STUDIOS - as SALES

Action/Adventure - Completed 2008


    • Year of production
    • 2008
    • Genres
    • Action/Adventure
    • Countries
    • SWEDEN
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH, SWEDISH
    • Duration
    • 135 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Peter FLINTH
    • Writer(s)
    • Hans GUNNARSSON
    • Producer(s)
    • Waldemar BERGENDAHL (Svensk Filmindustri, AB), Johan MARDELL (Svensk Filmindustri, AB)
    • Synopsis
    • Arn – Jan Guillou’s best-selling book series featuring the Swedish crusader Arn Magnusson adapted for the screen. The first book in the trilogy about the Knight Templar Arn came out in 1998, a tale about the emergence of what we today call Sweden. The story combines fiction with historical fact and makes references to real events and people.
      The film about Arn and Cecilia is set in Sweden as well as the Middle East, and offers a rich gallery of brave knights, powerful queens and treacherous kings. It is an epic tale of war and intrigue, friendship and betrayal, but also an unforgettable love story.
      Arn Magnussson is born in 1150 on Arnäs farm in Västra Götaland in the west of Sweden. He grows up to become an educated young man and a skilled warrior. He meets Cecilia, the love of his life, but a cruel and jealous world forces them apart. Cecilia is imprisoned in a convent and Arn is sent away as a Knight Templar to the Holy Land, where war is raging between Christians and Muslims. They both have to fight to survive, they have to learn how to confront evil and overcome physical hardship. Their painful separation causes their faith in God and his goodness to waver – though not their faith in each other and their conviction that they will one day be reunited.
      When Arn returns home he has to fight for his love and what has become his life’s mission: to unite Sweden into one kingdom.
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