The Headsman

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The Headsman
The Headsman FilmPoster.jpeg
A poster bearing one of the film's alternative titles: Shadow of the Sword
Directed by Simon Aeby
Written by Susanne Freund
Starring Nikolaj Coster Waldau
Peter McDonald
Anastasia Griffith
Release dates
Running time
115 min.
Country U.K. / Austria / Switzerland / Luxembourg / Hungary / Germany
Language English

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.

The film was nominated for the Grand Prix des Amériques at the Montréal World Film Festival in 2005.


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