La Commanderie (2010): S01E01 – Jeu de dupes


Introduction

The 14th century France is plunged into the endless war with England, and the plague has already reduced the population. There is, however, a refuge of people who try to escape all the horrors. It is the Commandery of the Hospitaller knights.

Outline

1375, France is being ruined by the Hundred Years war against the English dynasty, causing poverty and terror. The hospitallers Assir ‘commanderie’ (a religious order of knights), a castle fief in Burdundy on the pilgrimage route to Compostella, is a haven of relative tranquility. The order receives considerable taxes and other levies, destined for its crusading efforts. Some officials receive favours in kind, other systematically skim the earnings and apply extortion. When they hear of an accounts inspection, they arrange a brigands raid to have the proof burned.

La Commanderie Series

You can find a full index and overview of La Commanderie here.

Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 10 April 2010.
  • Running Time: 52 minutes (per episode).
  • Rating: TV-14/15.
  • Country: France.
  • Language: French.

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