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Robin Hood

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Synopsis

Oscar®  winner Russell Crowe stars as the legendary figure known by generations as 'Robin Hood', whose exploits have endured in popular mythology and ignited the imagination of those who share his spirit of adventure and righteousness.

In 13th century England, Robin and his band of marauders confront corruption in a local village and lead an uprising against the crown that will forever alter the balance of world power. And whether thief or hero, one man from humble beginnings will become an eternal symbol of freedom for his people.

The untitled Robin Hood adventure chronicles the life of an expert archer, previously interested only in self-preservation, from his service in King Richard's army against the French. Upon Richard's death, Robin travels to Nottingham, a town suffering from the corruption of a despotic sheriff and crippling taxation, where he falls for the spirited widow Lady Marion (Oscar® winner Cate Blanchett), a woman skeptical of the identity and motivations of this crusader from the forest. Hoping to earn the hand of Maid Marion and salvage the village, Robin assembles a gang whose lethal mercenary skills are matched only by its appetite for life. Together, they begin preying on the indulgent upper class to correct injustices under the sheriff.

With their country weakened from decades of war, embattled from the ineffective rule of the new king and vulnerable to insurgencies from within and threats from afar, Robin and his men heed a call to ever greater adventure. This unlikeliest of heroes and his allies set off to protect their country from slipping into bloody civil war and return glory to England once more.

Details

Year
2010
Type of film
Features
Running Time
140 mins
Director
Ridley Scott
Producer
Charles Schlissel
Co-Producer
Charles Schlissel
Editor
Pietro Scalia
Screenwriter
Ethan Reiff, Cyrus Voris, Brian Helgeland, Paul Webb
Director of Photography
John Mathieson
Production Designer
Arthur Max
Music
Marc Streitenfeld
Principal Cast
Russell Crowe, Cate Blanchett, William Hurt, Matthew Macfadyen, Mark Strong, Oscar Isaac, Léa Seydoux, Scott Grimes, Kevin Durand, Alan Doyle, Danny Huston, Max von Sydow

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Production Company

Universal Pictures International
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London W1D 1BS
UK

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