The Headsman

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This brilliant film uses the background of the Inquisition during 16-Century Europe to portray the inner conflict experienced by two past childhood friends. After meeting and bonding in a European monastery, the boys separate to enter very different paths. As adults, one is led into the army where he serves as a captain. Later, he follows in his father's footsteps to become an executioner. The other feels compelled to enter a spiritual path and takes a job as a cleric in an abbey. What happens when they meet again 15 years later will change both of their lives forever.

| 2005 | 1 hr 55 min | 6.1/10
Steven Berkoff, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Julie Cox, Lili Gesler
Simon Aeby
The Headsman
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