Sword of God

PL/BE 2018 | 104 Min | DCP
Metro Historisch
We, 25.09. | 20:30
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A knight and a mute hermit try to convert the indigenous population of a remote island to Christianity: the one attempts it with intimidation and violence, the other with softness and empathy. The resulting conflict is stylized into an archaic dispute by the Polish director Bartosz Konopka: percussive beats and roaring basses drive this breathtaking Chiaroscuro images; the characters covered in muck, blood and gore are almost reminiscent of sculptures. Sword of God is immediate cinema, a unique experience, most definitely influenced by Nicolas Winding Refn’s central work Valhalla Rising.

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Language OmeU
Director Bartosz Konopka
Cast Krzysztof Pieczyński, Karol Bernacki, Wiktoria Gorodeckaja
Writer Bartosz Konopka, Przemyslaw Nowakowski, Anna Wydra
Editing Andrzej Dąbrowski
Cinematography Jacek Podgórski
Metro Historisch
We, 25.09. | 20:30