Henker

The Headsman aka Shadow of the Sword

Drama | 2005

At the end of the middle age, on the threshold of the new time, two friends turn out to be at the mercy of the powerful church. Georg, the prior, tries to withstand the pressure of the church. However, his best friend Martin, the executioner, becomes a rebel jeopardizing his existence, his life and the life of his family to protect innocent from the diabolic machinery of the inquisition.
The friends become deadly enemies.

Director: Simon Aeby
Script: Susanne Freund
shortly after a pop up with Steve Attridge
D.O.P.: Vladimir Smutny
Sound: Colin Nicolson
Editing: Karin Hartusch
Music: Matthias Weber
Production Design: Christoph Kanter
Costume Design: Caterina Czepek
Make up: Kati Jakóts
Casting: Sam Chandley
Markus Schleinzer
Producers: Helmut Grasser
Mike Downey
Peter Miskolczi
Marcel Hoehn
Claude Waringo
Peter Rommel
Production Company: Allegro Film
Film & Music Entertainment
Eurofilm Studio
T&C Film
Samsa Film
Home Run Pictures
Cast: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
Anastasia Griffith
PeterMcDonald
Steven Berkoff
Eddie Marsan
Julie Cox
Maria Hofstätter u.a.
Technical data: 108 min. / Colour / English / 35mm / 35mm, 1:2,35 (Cinemascope) / Dolby Digital
Festivals: Montreal, The Wold Film Festival 2005 - in competition
Funds: Austrian Film Institute
Vienna Film Fund
ORF Film/Television Agreement
Cine Styria
SRG SSR idée suisse
Filmfond Luxemburg
MFG Motion Picture Public Foundation of Hungary
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