As the author Ken Follett production in August 2009 paid a set visit, he was offered to participate in his own story. He agreed and got the cameo. At dinner with his grandmother, along with Jack's family and friends of his father he can be seen in the last part of the four divider in the thirteenth minutes 30 seconds in a voice as a close friend of Jack's father. The extra Ken Follett for this film, there is no fictional character in the novel.
The German dubbing was done at Film & Television Synchron GmbH, Munich. The dialogue was directed by January Odle. The German actors themselves were more synchronized dubbing u full movies
The film is not a 1:1 conversion of the novel. In addition to deletions and additions, there are a number of deviations from the original novel. As an example, the figure is called Walerans that lives on in the book as a broken and entmachteter monk in the film, however, died in a fall from the roof of the church. Because of the difficulty, more than 1000 pages to implement novel into a theatrical production of only 400 minutes of film, the 1989 novel, published in 2008 became a movie. This was also due to the fact that Ken Follett had previously found to no suitable companions who wanted to realize the cinematic realization according to his ideas and specifications and could. The changes for dramatic reasons, changes to the original novel were all approved by Ken Follet, who attended the production at times and even play along. The result is an authorized his film work of art that is more independent and be seen only on the basis of the original novel.
The film was sold in 172 countries. Some countries are below aufgelistet.Die film premiere of the first part and a preview was held on the other three parts of this TV-four divider on 26 October 2010 at the Cinestar Sony Center in Berlin. Present were, among other things the author Ken Follett, the screenwriter John Pielmeier and producers and actors, including Natalia Wörner, Rufus Sewell, Donald Sutherland, Hayley Atwell, Liam Garrigan, Götz Otto and Anatole Taubman.