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Official Trailer for Historical Epic, Experiential Horror 'Sword of God'

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April 24, 2020
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Sword of God Trailer

"He wanted to destroy the kingdom I've been building my whole life." Film Movement has released the US trailer for a Polish historical epic titled Sword of God, which originally premiered at a Polish film festival in 2018. It also played at Cinepocalypse, and the Fantastic Film Festival Australia last year. Directed by Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Bartosz Konopka, this genre-bending historical epic has been hailed as a "stunning showcase of experiential horror." Two men in the early Middle Ages come to a pagan land: one to bring Christianity, the other to find his way of living. They choose two different ways of reaching the pagans. In the fight between dialogue and force, one of them will die. This stars Krzysztof Pieczynski, Karol Bernacki, Wiktoria Gorodecka, Jacek Koman, Jan Bijvoet, and Jeroen Perceval. It looks crazy violent and intense as all hell, perhaps a taste of what things were really like back in the middle ages.

Here's the official US trailer (+ poster) for Bartosz Konopka's Sword of God, direct from FM's YouTube:

Sword of God Poster

In the early Middle Ages, a contingent of knights embarks on a dangerous journey to spread Christianity and baptize the pagan inhabitants of an isolated village hidden deep in the mountains of a faraway island. After being shipwrecked, the only two survivors set out to complete their mission, but as they attempt to convert the tribe, their diverging beliefs put them at odds with one another. Soon, love is confronted with hate, peace with violence, sanity with madness, and redemption with damnation. Sword of God, originally known as Krew Boga in Polish, is directed by award-winning Polish filmmaker Bartosz Konopka, making his second feature film after Fear of Falling previously; he has also directed numerous documentaries and TV shows including "Maly Grand Hotel" and "The Woods". The screenplay is written by Bartosz Konopka, Przemyslaw Nowakowski, and Anna Wydra. This first premiered at the Gdynia Polish Film Festival in 2018. Film Movement will debut Konopka's Sword of God streaming starting May 1st. Visit their official website.

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5 Comments

1

I think that films about medieval times are historically the most incorrect and invalidate ones. Like this one shows ...

shiboleth on Apr 24, 2020

2

Hey, you never know! Maybe historians have glamorized the Middle Ages, and made them less brutal and intense. Maybe this is really what it was like? Only if we had a time machine to go check and find out...

Alex Billington on Apr 25, 2020

3

Oh come on, let's not joke about it. You know, there's a whole bunch of people called historians (yeah, the ones you mentioned) who know much more about what happened than film makers do. I hope we can agree on that because it marks the difference between some civil conversation about this and something opposite to it. But, my remark is not going about brutality and intensity (although, yes, Middle Ages were quite brutal and intense and sometimes even more than film makers are willing to acknowledge), and those times were not only that. However, my real problem with films and Middle Ages is not that, it's what the scope of Middle Ages meant and it meant changing a perspective, huge turnover after 11th century in minds and beliefs of people. Those were quite revolutionary and raunchy times, to be honest, which made Renesaince and Modern Times possible. You don't see that in films. You either see authorative religious figures (which existed quite everywhere and where opposed often to commoners) and kings and so called noble men fighting to control their lands (which is propagating really an reactionary idea in films and quite with the odds what most of the peoples wanted at those times). Anyway, don't get me started, since I went at lengths already with something that is quite different from what we see on films. And I hope I didn't say anything that offended you. As Bo might say; peace. And cheers ...

shiboleth on Apr 25, 2020

4

It's a very "symbolic" movie, rather than historically "accurate".

StoryFix Media on Apr 27, 2020

5

I've seen this! It's incredible.

StoryFix Media on Apr 27, 2020

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