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by The Dove Foundation

Pendragon: Sword of His Father

Dove Rating
Dove "Family-Approved"
Recommended for ages 12 and over

Video Release: 12/30/2008

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Synopsis:
As the barbarian fleets descend on the coast, the people of Britain are left to defend themselves. An epic adventure set in Britain's Dark Ages.

Artos Pendragon lives in a coastal village with his parents and sister. As they prepare for the coming storm, Artos' father teaches him that God has a purpose for his life. But when Saxon raiders burn the village and murder his father, Artos discovers that following God's calling to defend his people will cost him everything.

Artos joins the army of King Ambrosius, who is also fighting to drive out the Saxons. As a rising field commander, Artos wins favor in the sight of the king... and his daughter. But when Artos is framed for the king's murder and refuses to deal in kind, he is betrayed. Now Artos must make a deadly choice - between the girl he loves and the people he is called to defend.

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Dove Worldview:
The Dark ages of Britain were fought to defend the country from barbarians and to protect their belief in God. This is a powerful story of one young man's journey to continue to fight the battle. It is a battle that his father was called upon by God to conduct. When his father and family are murdered by the invading Saxons, Artos continues the quest and looks for the answers in his faith.

There are several Christian references in the film, including a comment about following Christ and that he came to earth with a mission and a purpose. A scripture is quoted that God's mercies are new every morning. Prayer is offered up for a battle about to be fought. There are several battle scenes shown one right after another, so the viewers are subjected to many fighting scenes that includes swords, axes and weapons of the Dark Ages. Although the battles rage on and people are murdered, the scenes are not very graphic. There is practically no blood. Many scenes of violence cut away before anything graphic is shown, and in some cases arrows strike but no blood is seen. This movie does encourage faith and we award this film our Dove Seal.

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Sex: None
Language: Lord, God, Jesus and Christ are all used in reverence.
Violence: Many battle scenes with swords, axes, fire; betrayal; a boy is whipped; the burning of land.
Drugs: Man offers drink to another and we assume it's wine.
Nudity: None
Other: Discussions of spiritual faith.

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