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  • The HEADSMAN Working
  • HENKER Alternative


Costumel drama set in sixteenth century Europe. Two friends, Martin and Georg, take very different paths in life. Georg goes into the church and becomes Prior at a local abbey. Martin goes into the army and subsequently marries Anna, the shunned daughter of the local executioner. When the latter dies, Martin takes over his job, being the only one he can get because of his marriage to Anna. He becomes a proficient headsman but finds himself and his old friend threatened when an Inquisitor is sent to the area for politicial reasons by the Archbishop.

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