The Last Relic (1969)

Director
Grigori Kromanov

Main cast
Aleksandr Goloborodko; Ingrid Andrina; Rolan Bykov; Elza Radzina; Eve Kivi

Genres
Adventure, History, Romance

Description
A medieval love story with lots of adventures. The times are troubled - there's a revolt of peasants going on. To secure its safety a monastery chases for a relics of a holy Brigitte. A nobleman promises to get it if he gets beautiful Agnes as a reward. But she fells in love with a handsome adventurer. The monastery has to act shrewd now and play double game. The movie is still the best achievement of the Estonian cinema. Based on a novel.


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