SWEDEN – UK 2008
Credits & Facts
ARN II – Kingdom at Road’s End is a sequel to the first film about Arn Magnusson. In this second part of the medieval adventure, Arn is send on a last deadly mission in the Holy Land as a Knight Templar. In the desert he has to confront the Saracen commander Saladin, before he can return home to Sweden – and finally marry his beloved Cecilia.
Arn and Cecilia are willing to do whatever they can, to secure a safe future together, and Arn has to fight an uneven battle against the threatening Danish army – to make peace in his own country Sweden. Aided by his Norwegian esquire and skilled archer, Arn destroys the Danish cavalry tricking them to charge into a rain of arrows.
This epic movie also presents an all-star cast, blending factual and fictional to offer up brave knights, powerful queens and treacherous kings in a tale of war, intrigue, friendship and betrayal. A lavish film production based on the bestselling books by Jan Guillou.
ARN II was released theatrically in Scandinavia in 2008 as a sequel to the first movie. Both movies were later combined into a single cut for the English release. In 2009 the full story of ARN was also shown as a TV mini-series on various national TV-stations and on streaming platforms.
Original title: Arn: Riket vid vägens slut
A SF Svensk Filmindustri production. 123 mins.
Produced by Waldemar Bergendahl
Directed by Peter Flinth
Screenplay by Hans Gunnarsson
Cinematography by Eric Kress
Production Design by Anna Asp
Edited by Søren Ebbe & Morten Højbjerg
Music by Toumas Kantelinen
Cast: Joakim Nätterqvist, Sofia Helin, Stellan Skarsgård, Bibi Andersson, Joel Kinnaman, Fanny Risberg, Gustaf Skarsgård,
Bill Skarsgård, Valter Skarsgård, Milind Somand, Jakob Cedergren, Steven Waddinton & Anders Baasmo Christiansen.