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Wed, Oct 6, 2021 9:03 PM

Can anyone help me find a early 2000s Medieval film?

I'm looking for a film made in the early 2000s, maybe late 90s. It's set in the early medieval period or more likely late Roman empire period.

I cannot remember the plot at all, since I was a kid the last I saw this film but I know a few details. At one point a man on horseback captures a red haired women from her village, this man and his group (traveling bandits??) had just burned down her village and killed her family. The women might be a Celtic or Germanic woman?

Later on in some hall, the man and his group are partying and drinking, another man (his brother?) proclaims he will marry the woman and start 'a clan of the red heads', maybe to spite the first man? Later on towards the end of the film the first man, who captured the red-haired woman, is in bed with her (I think it might be their wedding night?). She slashes his throat and kills him in bed, presumably to avenge her family.

The man's friend (not the other guy who want to marry the red haired woman) comes into the room and sees the woman just sitting at the foot of the bed. She's staring at the man's friend, she's knows she's gonna be executed. The man's friend slowing surveys the scene, walks up to the women and slashes her throat.

The last scene shows some men on horses at sunset. There are some final words at the end, 'With the death of the king?, Europe soon falls into chaos, and the dark ages begin'.

Hope I gave enough details, but that's all I remember. Please help me find this movie, I've been searching for this for years now. Thank you for your help.

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This may be the Attila miniseries.  At the very least, it sounds like it is based on the story of Attila the Hum who died on his wedding night when he married a Germanic woman.  

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@brian_bruns 

Thanks! I checked it out, and I think this is the movie I was looking for! Thank you for helping out!