At the end of his penance term of 20 years, Templar Arn expects to return home with an honorable discharge from the late grandmaster after a last desert mission, during which he must defeat fellow knights to prevent Bedouin allies being slaughtered. The grandmaster's successor tears it up, claiming victory over Saladin is at hand and imposing foolish risks. In Sweden, his bride Cecilia is offered to succeed the wicked abbess, who dies cursing her for refusing to forgive. However she chooses to leave, visit their son Magnus, now a man, and seeking to find and marry Arn at last.
Arn's brothers wold be-fiancée fails to seduce Arn before he finds out she's the sister of his beloved. Prince Knut, now an adult, is back from Norwegian exile to reclaim the throne. He lures crack archer Arn to help him kill the usurper, but Arn's family fears that only leads to civil war. Arn's siren convinces the bishop that her alleged lover Arn and his true love, her sister, committed mortal sins, so they are confined to strict convents for 'half their lives', 20 years. Arn's abbot however gets his sentence commuted into joining the Knights Templars, a crusading order. - Written by KGF Vissers
A horse feeder is found dead, and almost everything proves that he is been kicked by his horse. But the post-mortem shows the opposite, the horse feeder had been hit to death and that is a case for Kurt Wallander. The neighbors confirms that he lived alone, but he had visits from a mysterious woman several times. An amazing thing on the farm shows a hole new side of the horse feeder and somewhere, in the beautiful state of Skåne, there's a dark world that didn't want to see the daylight.
After happy years for Arn and his finally reunited family, king Knut is dying, spelling a bloody civil war. Fearing a Danish intervention would be fatal, the Folkungs arrange a deal by which Karl, whose father's throne Knut re-usurped, succeeds but must adopt Knut's firstborn Erik as crown prince. Rightly suspecting foul play, Arn sends his Danish former Templars squire along as supposed turncoat, in fact Eric's bodyguard. After he prevents Eric and his brothers, one of which is however slain, being cowardly drowned, Arn takes command of a revolt, heading for an epically bloody battle.
Arn is now a seasoned Templar, enjoying trust and respect of the grand master. His chivalrous behavior towards Muslim passersby wins him the respect of sultan Saladin, who was anonymously among them. When Saladin's army marches to besiege Jerusalem, he sends a retainer to offer Arn safe passage, which is declined. Arn correctly analyzes the enemy's best route and sets a masterly trap, which forces Saladin to retreat for the time being. Back home, Arn's beloved Cecilia gave birth to their son, which was taken away, and suffers a horror regime under the Sverker abbess. She befriends another Cecilia, who turns out the fiancée of Knut. When he comes collect her, the abbess must promise a decent treatment.Watch Now:Amazon
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