| Action, Drama, History
After 1394 King Mircea the Elder, ruler of Wallachia, ponders the eventual consequences of a military alliance with the Poles versus one with the Turks.
For the large battle scenes actual Romanian soldiers were used as extras, for both the Romanian and Ottoman (Turkish) armies. During some scenes they took the fight a bit too serious. This augmented the realistic look of those scenes, but as the weapons were made of wood, not rubber, some of the extras got a few bruises from the experience.
King Mircea the Elder:
There are three things that I always hated. The scared soldier, the proud fool, and the traitor. Whether he was a lord or a commoner.
At some point in the film, a Dalmatian is seen. The breed didn't exist during the 15th century.