over 5 years
Decent story with a great cast of characters
over 6 years
Slow, slow, SLOW plot. And subtitles? No thanks.
Arn – The Knight Templar (Swedish: Arn - Tempelriddaren) is a 2007 epic film based on Jan Guillou's trilogy about the fictional Swedish Knight Templar Arn Magnusson. The film was released in December 2007 and the sequel, Arn – The Kingdom at Road's End (Arn – Riket vid vägens slut), was released August 22, 2008. While the film is mostly in Swedish and most of the production was made in Sweden, the film is a joint production between Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland and Germany. With a total budget of around SEK 210 million (ca. USD 30 million) for both films, it is the most expensive production in Swedish cinema.
The plot of the movie loosely follows the first two volumes of the trilogy.
Arn Magnusson is part of the powerful Folkung dynasty in the mid 12th century. He grows up in a monastery belonging to the Cistercians. He is trained in archery, swordsmanship and horsemanship by a former Knight Templar who resides in the monastery. When Arn leaves the monastery and returns to his...