Isenhart

TV-Movie | DE, AUT 2011 | 125' | OV

In the 12th century young foundling Isenhart is granted an education by a rich patron. As blacksmith and free thinker he falls in love with the noble Anna. After Anna is brutally murdered the political intrigues culminate in the destruction of Isenhart’s home castle. But when several years later he finds an identical case of murder, the young man sets out to solve the mystery with the help of his mentor Walter and his friend Konrad. The investigation takes him through half of Europe, to the edge of contemporary theology and science – and right towards the secret of his own identity.
Award winning author Holger Karsten Schmidt adapted his own novel into a rousing event movie directed by Hansjörg Thurn as a German-Austrian co-production. The Dark Middle Ages we see depicted here in muted colors decidedly live up to their name, from the near-infanticide in the first scene to the victims with their hearts cut out. Luckily there are not only fire, blood and swords at work here but also the protagonist’s razor-sharp mind.

In Kooperation mit ProSieben

Director
Hansjörg Thurn
Script
Holger Karsten Schmidt
Editor
Alarich Lenz
Photography
Markus Hausen
Sound
Tamás Csaba
Production Design
Thomas Stammer
Principal Cast
Bert Tischendorf, Michael Steinocher, Emilia Schüle, Sebastian Ströbel, Klaus J. Behrendt Jeannette Biedermann
Producers
Ivo-Alexander Beck, Danny Krausz, Dr. Kurt Stocker
Production
Ninety-Minute Film, DOR FILM Produktion, ORF, ProSiebenSat1 Produktion
Commissioning Editor ProSieben
Yvonne Weber

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Selected filmography Hansjörg Thurn

18 - ALLEIN UNTER MÄDCHEN (2004), 6 WEEKS OF FEAR (2006), LIEBE IN ANDEREN UMSTÄNDEN (2009), BARFUSS BIS ZUM HALS (2009)