The Pillars of the Earth ()

directed by Sergio Mimica-Gezzan
featuring Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Matthew MacFadyen, Eddie Redmayne, Hayley Atwell

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Ian McShane, Donald Sutherland, and Rufus Sewell headline this eight-part miniseries adapted from the best-selling novel by author Ken Follett. As England moves out of the Dark Ages, the tensions between ambitious mason Tom Builder (Sewell), Bishop Waleran Bigod (McShane), and the heirs of King Stephen (Toony Curran), King Henry (Clive Wood), and Queen Maud (Alison Pill) come to a head when Builder's plan to construct an opulent cathedral threaten to trudge up some damning secrets that the royal families would rather remain ...

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thedaveno

Jun 8, 2019

Super cast, super script

I just discovered this today via Netflix, and have now ordered both the video and the book. It's a historical era that is not often covered effectively in film, and I'm glad for their decision to produce it as a mini-series rather than as a theater-release movie which would not have done the subject matter justice. IMHO this film's combination of stellar cast, script and production value make it a close rival to Kingdom of Heaven and Name of the Rose. Sewell and Redmayne are brilliant. I'm looking forward to adding Pillars to my personal library.

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