NORTHERN CRUSADES (1972)


NORTHERN CRUSADES

HERKUS MANTAS

Directed by Marijonas Giedrys
1972 / 148 min / Lithuanian Film Studio

HerkusMantas

Photo from the archive of  The Lithuanian Theatre, Music and Cinema Museum

Original version: Lithuanian
Subtitles: English, French, Russian
Genre: Period drama

Written by Saulius Šaltenis
Cinematography by Jonas Tomaševičius
Music by Giedrius Kuprevičius
Cast: Antanas Šurna, Eugenija Pleškytė, Algimantas Masiulis, Stasys Petronaitis, Gediminas Karka, Pranas Piaulokas, Aleksandras Vokačius

Historical costume drama about the medieval wars of Old Prussians and Teutonic Crusaders. Hercus Monte (Latin: Henricus Montemin, German: Heinrich Monte, Lithuanian: Herkus Mantas) was the most famous leader of the Old Prussians during the Northern Crusades. This film is based on his biography.

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