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1974 (Italy) See more »
A million miles away from 'Camelot' or 'Excalibur', this film ruthlessly strips the Arthurian legend down to its barest essentials... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Directed by
Robert Bresson 
Produced by
Jean-Pierre Rassam .... executive producer
François Rochas .... executive producer
Original Music by
Philippe Sarde 
Cinematography by
Pasqualino De Santis (director of photography) (as Pasqualino de Santis)
Film Editing by
Germaine Artus  (as Germaine Lamy)
Production Design by
Pierre Charbonnier 
Set Decoration by
Jean Boulet 
Makeup Department
Éliane Marcus .... key makeup artist (as Eliane Marcus)
Production Management
Dante Brini .... assistant unit manager: Italian version
Michel Choquet .... production manager
Philippe Lièvre .... assistant unit manager (as Philippe Lievre)
Jean Pieuchot .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Robert Baroody .... second assistant director
Gilles Berault .... second assistant director
Bernard Cohn .... second assistant director
Mylène Van der Mersch .... first assistant director
Art Department
Arakel Araquelian .... assistant art director (as Arakel Arakelian)
Pierre Cadiou .... assistant designer
Michel Suné .... property master (as Michel Sune)
Sound Department
Bernard Bats .... sound recordist
Jacques Carrère .... sound mixer (as Jacques Carrere)
Daniel Couteau .... foley artist
Bernard Rochut .... boom operator
Special Effects by
Alain Bryce .... special effects
Leslie Gilles .... special effects assistant
Billy Callaway .... armourer
Yvan Chiffre .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Jean Chiabaut .... camera operator
Mario Cimini .... camera operator
Jacques Dorot .... assistant camera
Dominique Le Rigoleur .... assistant camera
Fiorangelo Plocco .... gaffer: Italian version
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Raymonde Ventura .... costumer
Editorial Department
Arlette Lalande .... assistant editor
Other crew
Claude Bertonazzi .... production accountant
Alfredo Bini .... presenter: Italian version
Robert Chevereau .... production accountant
Blanche Cochet .... production secretary
Geneviève Cortier .... script supervisor
Jean-Pierre Rassam .... presenter
Jean Yanne .... presenter

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Also Known As:
"Lancelot du Lac" - France (original title)
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Hong Kong:85 min | Argentina:88 min | USA:85 min | France:85 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Italian censorship visa # 64603 delivered on 15-5-1974.See more »
Revealing mistakes: When the knight is stabbed in the gut, the blood is visibly coming from the sword instead of the wound.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Wear (????)See more »


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12 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Wow, Thanks Bresson!, 30 June 2008
Author: Jason Cormack from United States

This film is amazing. At first I was wondering why aren't these people expressing themselves, why is it so hard feel for these people. Then it hit me! It is about handshakes! When Lancelot puts his hand out and it is not returned with a shake, I felt it in the depths of my stomach! This is not really a period piece at all, it is just about how hard we try to keep ourselves inside. The colors on the stockings and the tips of hats. The jousting scene is incredible, Bresson focuses on stuff that makes you feel and see things that you would never see. I can not believe that Bresson was able to make this normal trite subject a complete and utter masterpiece! He has a remarkable skill for transforming people and scenes into his own vision. Bresson is a true master of cinema and we should all learn form these close-ups and editing and sound. Thanks Bresson!

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