GenreDrama Music directorMatthias Weber CountryU.K. / Austria / Switzerland / Luxembourg / Hungary / Germany
Release date2005 WriterSteve Attridge, Susanne Freund Initial releaseJanuary 20, 2006 (Austria) CastSteven Berkoff (Inquisitor), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Martin), Julie Cox (Margaretha), Lili Gesler (Librarian's daughter), Patrick Godfrey (Bertram), Anastasia Griffith (Anna) Similar moviesQuicksand, The Last Executioner, The Beheaded 1000, Executions, Dearest Executioners
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The Headsman (aka Shadow of the Sword, Au. Henker) is a 2005 film directed by Simon Aeby. Set in early 16th century Tyrol, it is set before the background of the turmoils of the Lutheran Reformation. It was filmed in Austria and Hungary.
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The Headsman tells a story of loyalty tested by two friends during Europe's 16th-century Inquisition. Orphans Martin (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) and Georg (Peter McDonald) bond as children, but walk very different paths as adults. Georg follows his calling to join the church, while Martin becomes an army captain. When fate places Martin in the role of executioner, he must choose between friendship and fundamentalist doctrine.