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The Pillars of the Earth (TV Miniseries)

Original title
The Pillars of the Earth
Year
Running time
480 min.
Country
Canada Canada
Director
Screenwriter
John Pielmeier (Novel: Ken Follett)
Music
Trevor Morris
Cinematography
Attila Szalay
Cast
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Producer
Co-production Canada-Germany-United Kingdom; Tandem Communications / Muse Entertainment / Scott Free Productions / Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) / The Movie Network (TMN)
Genre
TV Series. Mystery. Thriller | TV Miniseries. Middle Ages. 12th Century
Movie Groups
Ken Follett Adaptations
Synopsis / Plot
The Pillars of the Earth is a sweeping epic of good and evil, treachery and intrigue, violence and beauty. This sensuous, spirited and passionate story is set against a backdrop of war, religious strife and power struggles which tears lives and families apart. In that time, there rises a magnificent Cathedral in Kingsbridge.

Against this backdrop, human dramas and love stories entwine: Tom, the master builder, Aliena, the noblewoman, the sadistic Lord William, Philip, the prior of Kingsbridge, Jack, the artist in stone work and Ellen, the woman from the forest who casts a curse. At once, this is a sensuous and enduring love story and an epic that shines with the fierce spirit of a passionate age. Ken Follett masterfully weaves these stories through the political turmoil of 12th century England, creating a relevant and viable world for today's audience and for generations to come.
Awards
2011: Golden Globes: 3 nominations: Miniseries, Actor (McShane), Actress (Atwell)
2011: Emmy: Best Sound Editing. 7 Nominations, Including Best Miniseries
2010: Satellite Awards: Nominated for Best Miniseries & Actor (Ian McShane)
2010: Producers Guild Awards (PGA): Nominated for Best TV Mini Series
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