When Genghis Khan’s army invades Europe in 1242 it doesn’t expect that a Hungarian castle and a humble priest will stop it.
When the Kingdom of Hungary’s army was annihilated by the Mongols at the battle of Mohi, only the castle of Esztergom now stood in the Mongolians’ way of invading the rest of Europe. Khan Batu, the grandson of Genghis Khan, reaches the walls of Esztergom with his invincible troops. The castle’s defenders, led by Eusebius, the Canon of Esztergom, and a Spanish mercenary, Captain Simon, are preparing for the final battle. The sudden arrival of Cardinal Cesareani, the Papal Legate, coinciding with the Mongol Lunar New Year celebrations and the mystical practices of Eusebius, combine to offer the defenders a small glimmer of hope.
Director: Péter Soós
Cast: Ray Stevenson (“Das Boot,” “Thor: Ragnarok”), Eric Roberts (“Runaway Train,” “Inherent Vice”), Michael Ironside (“Starship Troopers”, “Nobody”), Neil Stuke (“Sliding Doors,” “Game On”), David Schofield (“Gladiator,” “Pirates of the Caribbean”), Jeremy Neumark-Jones (“Jezebel,” “Denial”), Genevieve Florence (“Avenue 5,” “The Phantom of the Opera”).
Producers: Kornél Sipos, Bill Chamberlain, Carlos Alperin
Executive Producers: István Bodzsár, Paul Brett, Tim Smith, Bumchin Namshir
Writers: Áron Horváth, Joan Lane
Countries: Hungary, United Kingdom, Mongolia, Australia
Delivery: May 2024
Available Territories: Worldwide excluding Hungary, Romania, Slovakia, Serbia & Croatia (Nyugat Kapujában), Australia & New Zealand (The Backlot Films), Quanzhou Zhongzhen Culture And Media Development (China), MongolSat (Korea, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan & Kyrgyzstan).
Official Website: https://1242movie.com/