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''Pilgrimage'' is a 2017 film starring Tom Holland, Richard Armitage, and Jon Bernthal. A medieval thriller, it tells the story of a group of monks charged with the safe passage of a holy relic. The journey does not go smoothly, to understate things, and the group are picked off one by one.

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''Pilgrimage'' is a 2017 film starring Tom Holland, Richard Armitage, Creator/TomHolland, Creator/RichardArmitage, and Jon Bernthal.Creator/JonBernthal. A medieval thriller, it tells the story of a group of monks charged with the safe passage of a holy relic. The journey does not go smoothly, to understate things, and the group are picked off one by one.



* WhamLine: [[spoiler: Asked where he comes from by Raymond de Merville, after already having received a fatal blow, the Mute utters his only line in the film: "Hell."]]

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* WhamLine: [[spoiler: Asked where he comes from by Raymond de Merville, after already having received a fatal blow, the Mute utters his only line in the film: "Hell."]]"]]
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* BolivianArmyEnding: [[spoiler:For the Mute, who

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* BolivianArmyEnding: [[spoiler:For the Mute, who


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* KillEmAll: [[spoiler:Diarmuid is the only character who's still alive at the end, except for Cathal and the Mute, who are both mortally wounded and unlikely to survive.]]

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** [[spoiler:The Mute is almost superhumanly strong and his only line is telling Raymond that he came from "Hell." Is he just a really tough dude trying to atone for his sins during [[WarIsHell the Crusades]], or is he actually some kind of demon/angel sent by God to protect the protagonists?]]

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* RedHerring: Geraldus is told not to drink water from a stream downriver from a fairy portal because the water is polluted. He ignores them, and both he and the Mute drink the water. We later see that the water is actually fouled by an unseen cow carcass. You might expect Geraldus and the Mute to get sick, but neither suffers any ill effects, and the issue amounts to nothing.


* TheArcher: One of the Norman men at arms is a veteran archer with a grey beard. He seems to be the most competent of the rank-and-file men.



* BilingualDialogue: Characters switch freely between English, Gaelic and French, often within the same conversation.
* CarryABigStick: Raymond de Merville's weapon of choice is a mace, which he uses in combat in the end.
* ChekhovsGun: The jewels pried off the reliquary become useful later.



* DualWielding: The Irish chieftain wields a sword and axe at the same time.
* TheFundamentalist: Brother Geraldus sold out his own father for heresy and feels no guilt.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: The Mute's body is covered with battle scars, but which are only visible when he takes his shirt off, and he's a good guy. Raymond de Merville has a hooked scar by his eye, and he's a bad guy.



* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: The relic is hinted to have divine power, but it's never really clear. The most overt example is when they pull it out and follow the sound of bell chimes through a bog. The bell has an mundane explanation, but it's never clear whether it was divine providence.



* RiddleForTheAges: The Mute is implied to be a former crusader given his cross tattoo, scar-covered body and proficiency in fighting, but who he is, what happened to him and why he chooses not to speak are never revealed.



* TheSilentBob: The Mute, for obvious reasons.

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* TheSilentBob: The Mute, ShootTheShaggyDog: [[spoiler:The relic is discarded and most of the characters die. It was all for obvious reasons.nothing]].



* WhamLine: [[spoiler: Asked where he comes from by Raymond de Merville, after already having received a fatal blow, the Mute utters a single word: "Hell." With this line, the audience realises that the Mute's silence is not a matter of physical disability, but rather a voluntary trait.]]

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* ScrewThisImOutOfHere: The remaining Irish flee when their chieftain is killed.
* TheVoiceless: The Mute does not speak, though he can, first hinted when he audibly grunts in the third act and then confirmed when [[spoiler:he says a single word to Raymond de Merville]].
* WhamLine: [[spoiler: Asked where he comes from by Raymond de Merville, after already having received a fatal blow, the Mute utters a single word: his only line in the film: "Hell." With this line, the audience realises that the Mute's silence is not a matter of physical disability, but rather a voluntary trait.]]"]]


* [[BarbarianTribe Barbarian Tribe]]: The Irish, who are portrayed as violent warriors wanting only riches from the various groups encroaching on their land.

* [[CoveredWithScars Covered with Scars]]: The Mute takes off his shirt a few times in the film, each time revealing a mass of scars across his chest and back.

* [[HeroicSacrifice Heroic Sacrifice]]: [[spoiler:The Mute]] sacrifices his life towards the end of the film for [[spoiler:Diarmuid]].

* [[InterpretativeCharacter Interpretative Character]]: The Mute. Given his lack of speech and sparse, vague backstory, fanfiction writers interpret him differently; usually they work from the base elements of "soldier", "mute", and "cares for Diarmuid."

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* [[BarbarianTribe Barbarian Tribe]]: BarbarianTribe: The Irish, who are portrayed as violent warriors wanting only riches from the various groups encroaching on their land.

land.
* [[CoveredWithScars Covered with Scars]]: CoveredWithScars: The Mute takes off his shirt a few times in the film, each time revealing a mass of scars across his chest and back.

back.
* [[HeroicSacrifice Heroic Sacrifice]]: HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:The Mute]] sacrifices his life towards the end of the film for [[spoiler:Diarmuid]].

* [[InterpretativeCharacter Interpretative Character]]: The Mute. Given his lack of speech and sparse, vague backstory, fanfiction writers interpret him differently; usually they work from the base elements of "soldier", "mute", and "cares for Diarmuid."
[[spoiler:Diarmuid]].




* [[MiseryBuildsCharacter Misery Builds Character]]: Perhaps the moral of the film, considering the ending, in which [[spoiler:Diarmuid is left alone on a boat to make his own decision about where he goes next.]]

* [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown No-Holds-Barred Beatdown]]: And how. The Mute delivers multiple of these, most notably towards [[spoiler:Raymond de Merville]].

* [[ScarilyCompetentTracker Scarily Competent Tracker]]: Raymond de Merville and his men tracking the group through the woods, a ''bog'', and ''across a river''. Also the Mute, when he is able to track the stolen relic.

* [[TheSilentBob The Silent Bob]]: The Mute, for obvious reasons.

* [[StoicWoobie Stoic Woobie]]: The Mute cares deeply for Diarmuid, wants to protect the monks, and live a quiet life, while simultaneously fearing [[spoiler:his own capacity to go into a berserker rage at any moment.]]

* [[WhamLine Wham Line]]: [[spoiler: Asked where he comes from by Raymond de Merville, after already having received a fatal blow, the Mute utters a single word: "Hell." With this line, the audience realises that the Mute's silence is not a matter of physical disability, but rather a voluntary trait.]]

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\n* [[MiseryBuildsCharacter Misery Builds Character]]: MiseryBuildsCharacter: Perhaps the moral of the film, considering the ending, in which [[spoiler:Diarmuid is left alone on a boat to make his own decision about where he goes next.]]

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* [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown No-Holds-Barred Beatdown]]: NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: And how. The Mute delivers multiple of these, most notably towards [[spoiler:Raymond de Merville]].

Merville]].
* [[ScarilyCompetentTracker Scarily Competent Tracker]]: ScarilyCompetentTracker: Raymond de Merville and his men tracking the group through the woods, a ''bog'', and ''across a river''. Also the Mute, when he is able to track the stolen relic.

relic.
* [[TheSilentBob The Silent Bob]]: TheSilentBob: The Mute, for obvious reasons.

reasons.
* [[StoicWoobie Stoic Woobie]]: StoicWoobie: The Mute cares deeply for Diarmuid, wants to protect the monks, and live a quiet life, while simultaneously fearing [[spoiler:his own capacity to go into a berserker rage at any moment.]]

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* [[WhamLine Wham Line]]: WhamLine: [[spoiler: Asked where he comes from by Raymond de Merville, after already having received a fatal blow, the Mute utters a single word: "Hell." With this line, the audience realises that the Mute's silence is not a matter of physical disability, but rather a voluntary trait.]]


Pilgrimage is a 2017 film starring Tom Holland, Richard Armitage, and Jon Bernthal. A medieval thriller, it tells the story of a group of monks charged with the safe passage of a holy relic. The journey does not go smoothly, to understate things, and the group are picked off one by one.

This film contains examples of the following tropes:

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Pilgrimage ''Pilgrimage'' is a 2017 film starring Tom Holland, Richard Armitage, and Jon Bernthal. A medieval thriller, it tells the story of a group of monks charged with the safe passage of a holy relic. The journey does not go smoothly, to understate things, and the group are picked off one by one.

This !!This film contains examples of the following tropes:

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Pilgrimage is a 2017 film starring Tom Holland, Richard Armitage, and Jon Bernthal. A medieval thriller, it tells the story of a group of monks charged with the safe passage of a holy relic. The journey does not go smoothly, to understate things, and the group are picked off one by one.

This film contains examples of the following tropes:

* [[BarbarianTribe Barbarian Tribe]]: The Irish, who are portrayed as violent warriors wanting only riches from the various groups encroaching on their land.

* [[CoveredWithScars Covered with Scars]]: The Mute takes off his shirt a few times in the film, each time revealing a mass of scars across his chest and back.

* [[HeroicSacrifice Heroic Sacrifice]]: [[spoiler:The Mute]] sacrifices his life towards the end of the film for [[spoiler:Diarmuid]].

* [[InterpretativeCharacter Interpretative Character]]: The Mute. Given his lack of speech and sparse, vague backstory, fanfiction writers interpret him differently; usually they work from the base elements of "soldier", "mute", and "cares for Diarmuid."

* {{Jerkass}}: Brother Geraldus. Worsened when it is revealed that [[spoiler:when Geraldus discovered that his father was supporting heretics in France, he had him tortured and then burnt at the stake. As a result, their lands went to the Church, securing Geraldus’ future.]] Phew.

* [[MiseryBuildsCharacter Misery Builds Character]]: Perhaps the moral of the film, considering the ending, in which [[spoiler:Diarmuid is left alone on a boat to make his own decision about where he goes next.]]

* [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown No-Holds-Barred Beatdown]]: And how. The Mute delivers multiple of these, most notably towards [[spoiler:Raymond de Merville]].

* [[ScarilyCompetentTracker Scarily Competent Tracker]]: Raymond de Merville and his men tracking the group through the woods, a ''bog'', and ''across a river''. Also the Mute, when he is able to track the stolen relic.

* [[TheSilentBob The Silent Bob]]: The Mute, for obvious reasons.

* [[StoicWoobie Stoic Woobie]]: The Mute cares deeply for Diarmuid, wants to protect the monks, and live a quiet life, while simultaneously fearing [[spoiler:his own capacity to go into a berserker rage at any moment.]]

* [[WhamLine Wham Line]]: [[spoiler: Asked where he comes from by Raymond de Merville, after already having received a fatal blow, the Mute utters a single word: "Hell." With this line, the audience realises that the Mute's silence is not a matter of physical disability, but rather a voluntary trait.]]

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