age of iron - the thirty years war

By Philippe Bérenger et Henrike Sandner

With Jan Hasenfuß, Charlie Nelson, Rosa Bursztein, Anna König, Pierre Aussedat, Sina Ebell, Marlene Tanczik, Michael Fritz Schumacher, Sam Louwyck, Mathias Renneisen, Paula Pastare, Christin Nichols, Varis Klausïtājs

Synopsis Two of the gravest dangers we face today are the resurgence of religious sentiment and nationalism. We need to study the conflicts of the past so as not to repeat them in the future. One such war is the Thirty Years’ War, a result of religious intolerance. Four hundred years ago, in 1618, Protestantism was banned throughout Bohemia. Rioting broke out, soon degenerating into a civil war that swept the Holy Roman Empire. Within a few years, from 1618 to 1625, the war spread to the entire continent. It should be noted that insidious power struggles were also at work. Over the next three decades, the clashes between Catholics and Protestants, France, Spain, England, Sweden and Denmark devastated Europe. We shall tell the tale of this conflagration in six episodes.

Production Slot Machine & Bachibouzouk
Coproducers Arte, Filmangels, Looksfilms

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Duration 6x52min
Year of production 2017
Broadcast Date 13 et 20 octobre 2018
Nationality France, Allemagne
Broadcaster France Arte

With the support of Creative Europe, Media Programme of the European Union, Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image Animée, Région Provence-Alpes-Côtes-d’Azur

In association with le Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image Animée, Procirep-Société des Producteurs, Angoa, National Film Centre Of Latvia, Riga Film Fund

With the participation of SVT, Viasat History, La Chaîne Histoire