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...A volte ritornano: i Templari

Nominated Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films USA, Saturn Award: Best Presentation on Television

La missione dei quattro cavalieri

(The Last Templar)

2009, regia di Paolo Barzman



Scheda: Nazione: Canada - Produzione: Muse Entertainment Enterprises - Distribuzione: NBC  (National Broadcasting Company), Global TV, RHI Entertainment - Soggetto: Suzette Couture, Raymond Khoury - Sceneggiatura: Suzette Couture, Raymond Khoury - Fotografia: Thomas Burstyn - Montaggio: Arthur Tarnowski - Costumi: Mario Davignon - Musiche: Normand Corbeil - Effetti speciali: Karim El Fassi, Intrigue - Formato: Color, film e mini serie tv - Durata: 170' (serie); 86' (film).

Cast: Mira Sorvino, Victor Garber, Kenneth Welsh, Scott Foley, Anthony Lemke, Danny Blanco Hall, Omar Sharif, Stéphane Demers, Adam Bramble, Christian Paul, Rebecca Windheim, Paul-Antoine Taillefer, Christian Grenier, Mario Davignon, Vlasta Vrana, Claudia Ferri, Larry Day, Edward Yankie, Jason Cavalier, Mark Antony Krupa, Don Jordan, Russell Yuen, Joseph Antaki, Jowanna Lévesque, Stéphane Gagnon, Kevin Woodhouse, Andrew Farmer, Christopher Backus, Mohamed Ould Soussi, Craig Thomas, Peter Michael Dillon, Mark Lambert, Ken Tran, Jennifer Marcil, Elkahna Talbi, Igor Ovadis, Michael Mando, Patrick Costello.




Trama e commenti: - - - - - «L'archeologa newyorkese Tess Chaykin e l'agente federale Sean Daley vengono coinvolti in un'avventura pericolosa, alla ricerca dei segreti perduti dell'Ordine dei Cavalieri Templari. Tra intrighi e misteri irrisolti, i due scopriranno di essere al centro di un complotto ordito da monsignor De Angelis, laido doppiogiochista...».

Plot Summary, Synopsis, Review: IMDb - - - - - - - - - - - - «The Last Templar is a recent television miniseries repurposed by RHI Entertainment as a 170 minute film for home video release, conspicuously around the time of the theatrical run of Angels and Demons, which shares more than a passing thematic resemblance. The back cover art says that it's based upon a bestseller by Raymond Khoury. Whether or not you enjoy this film will likely depend upon whether you can accept a 40+ Mira Sorvino as a wisecracking action heroine. Now, I'm a fan of Sorvino. She was great in Woody Allen's Mighty Aphrodite, for which she won an Oscar, and she was engaging in the underrated sci-fi horror flick Mimic. The Last Templar, however, has her character in situations that really stretch believability - even by the dubious standards of made-for-television fare. Watching her karate chop three street thugs to submission or jousting a knight on horseback while wearing high heels and a cocktail dress (more on this ridiculousness in a bit) just sort of imploded the movie for me. This exercise in cheese leads one to wonder if her career is on the decline. In any case, Sorvino plays Tess, the daughter of an archeologist who exists in a dream world, in this miniseries. She's a single mother who lives with her daughter in an "apartment of the gods" in downtown New York City. She has a footwear fetish, she can speak Latin and Turkish (both of which are convenient for the plot), and she has a friend(?) named Clive who's totally supportive of her. These things are put to the test right away. At a gala showing Christian artifacts, a band of four horse-riding thugs dressed up as Knights Templar stride up to the museum and slay a guardsman. They then proceed to trash the place, stealing several artifacts including a cross that Tess's father helped discover as well as the mayor's wife (!). After this big scene, they make their getaway - on horseback - in downtown New York. Yep, this is the masterplan that sets the miniseries's plot in motion...».

Approfondimenti: Movie Review


Conosciuto anche con il titolo: Scriptum - Der letzte Tempelritter.



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