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Born of Hope (2009)

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Set near the end of the Third Age of Middle-earth. Arathorn takes refugees to Taurdal, the village of his father, Arador. Then as Arador begins his campaign against the gathering orc bands ... See full summary »

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Kate Madison

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Paula DiSante (screenplay) (as Alex K. Aldridge), J.R.R. Tolkien (inspired by the writings of) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher Dane ... Arathorn
Beth Aynsley Beth Aynsley ... Gilraen
Kate Madison ... Elgarain
Danny George Danny George ... Dírhaborn
Iain Marshall Iain Marshall ... Arador
Andrew McDonald Andrew McDonald ... Dírhael
Philippa Hammond Philippa Hammond ... Ivorwen
Howard Corlett ... Halbaron
Matt Kennard ... Elladan
Sam Kennard Sam Kennard ... Elrohir
Luke Johnston Luke Johnston ... Aragorn
Robert Harvey Robert Harvey ... Baby Aragorn (as Robert 'Bobble' Harvey)
Jonah McLafferty Jonah McLafferty ... Baby Aragorn
Lars Mattes Lars Mattes ... Halbarad
Ollie Goodchild Ollie Goodchild ... Halbarad
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Set near the end of the Third Age of Middle-earth. Arathorn takes refugees to Taurdal, the village of his father, Arador. Then as Arador begins his campaign against the gathering orc bands in the north, he sends Arathorn onward to find the motive behind these Orcs attacks. Written by Alex K Alderidge

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A light in the darkness. A destiny born of hope.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English | Sindarin

Release Date:

1 December 2009 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

King of rings See more »

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£25,000 (estimated)
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A test shoot was completed in April 2006 from which a teaser trailer and a number of behind the scenes featurettes were created. See more »

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Arathorn: Arise Dúnedain, remember who you are!
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Bloodline of the Kings
Written and Performed by Jonathan Glew
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In the Days Before Frodo met Aragorn...
26 December 2009 | by torrentstormSee all my reviews

and Aragorn had not yet come of age... and the Hobbits had not yet made Gandalf's acquaintance... and Sauron had begun searching for the Ring of Power thinking it was in the hands of humankind... and Elron, King of the Elves, had begun to foresee danger in the near future for Isildor's heirs... Sauron had begun to rally the orcs to conduct raids looking for the Ring. Aragorn had not yet been born. Arathorn, his father, had not yet wed, but the small band of human settlers, trying to stay ahead of orc raiders, were under the protection of the rangers led by him, a mighty warrior and expert leader.

So begins this story, marvelously portrayed, in Born of Hope. For a movie made entirely with private funding, it is truly extraordinary. There is little I can add to the excellent reviews posted by others. I have seen other fantasy movies, made with low budgets, from productions in Czech Republic, Italy, and other places, with more buying power, I must add, that do not portray this much care and beauty in a film of such a complex nature. I was surprised to see how they made it even look "expensive", a la Lord of the Rings, which added to the overall enjoyment of the same.

Of course, one cannot expect any impressive special effects, or big armies, or fancy castles or architecture. The battle featured with the troll wasn't too gripping or exciting, but perhaps that was the best to be had, so one cannot really find fault with that. Arathorn was an impressive fighter! I could not help notice how they carefully prepared those battle sequences. I think Peter Jackson would be proud, and with good reason.

Despite its short duration, the movie feels much longer, and every minute was worth it. So get dressed, invite your sweetheart or friend, drive to the theatre and get some popcorn. Be prepared to relive Lord of the Rings all over again, only this time, pre-Fellowship of the Ring!


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