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Cadfael - The Holy Thief
Cadfael - The Holy Thief
Actors: Derek Jacobi, Michael Culver, Julian Firth, Mark Charnock, Terrence Hardiman
Director: Sebastian Graham Jones
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Television, Mystery & Suspense
NR     2003     1hr 15min

Suspicion falls on the holy, the holier-than-thou, and the unholy when the sacred relics of Saint Winifred are stolen from the abbey and the pious prior of a fallen monastery and a greedy land baron both lay claim to them....  more »

     
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Actors: Derek Jacobi, Michael Culver, Julian Firth, Mark Charnock, Terrence Hardiman
Director: Sebastian Graham Jones
Creator: Simon Burke
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Television, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Drama, All Made-for-TV Movies, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: Acorn Media
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 01/07/2003
Original Release Date: 01/12/1995
Theatrical Release Date: 01/12/1995
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 1hr 15min
Screens: Color,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 3
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

A HOLY MESS
Bonita L. Davis | 09/13/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Fans of Ellis Peters' most intriguing monk, Brother Cadfael, will certainly enjoy this dramatic presentation of The Holy Thief. Derek Jacobi was made to be Brother Cadfael, a soldier of the Crusades, who laid down his sword and pledged himself to holy orders leaving behind the ways of the world. Alas, the ways of the world inhabit the monastery of Shrewsbury. Our dear monk is called on time and time again to solve mystery upon mystery that befalls the monastery. Sigh, this time a greedy self-centered abbot from Ramsey lays claim to the relics of St. Winifred. Ramsey has been burned down and her presence would enable that monastery to be built anew. Abbot Radulfus' bases his claim on the vision of his young novice who was told by the saint to come and retrieve her. Pardon the expression,"as all hell breaks loose", everybody stakes their claims for the bones. To make matters worse Winifred gets stolen and someone gets murdered. It is a Holy Mess and Cadfael is called upon to clean it up. From their our story goes through various twists, turns and detours. Cadfael gets to a point of him blowing his top. Wonderful. What a great story. One major flaw is the cinematic production strays quite away from the book but of course this is expected. You still get the fundamentals of the conflict and find yourself wondering who done it. By the way, it's not who you think even if you did read the book. I love a video that will keep you guessing. So will you."