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Robert Bresson (written by)
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Release Date:
26 September 1974 (France) See more »
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Plot:
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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(7 articles)
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The Films Of Robert Bresson: A Retrospective
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Bresson. Supplementary Roundup
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Muddled and boring See more (31 total) »

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Directed by
Robert Bresson 
 
Writing credits
Robert Bresson (written by)

Produced by
Jean-Pierre Rassam .... producer
François Rochas .... producer
Jean Yanne .... producer
Alfredo Bini .... producer (uncredited)
 
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
Michel Choquet .... production manager
Philippe Lièvre .... unit manager (as Philippe Lievre)
 
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
Pierre Cadiou .... assistant production designer
Michel Suné .... property master (as Michel Sune)
 
Sound Department
Bernard Bats .... sound engineer
Jacques Carrère .... sound mixer (as Jacques Carrere)
Daniel Couteau .... foley recordist
Bernard Rochut .... boom operator
 
Special Effects by
Alain Bryce .... special effects
Leslie Gilles .... special effects assistant
 
Stunts
Yvan Chiffre .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jean Chiabaut .... camera operator
Mario Cimini .... camera operator
Jacques Dorot .... assistant camera
Dominique Le Rigoleur .... assistant camera
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Raymonde Ventura .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Arlette Lalande .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
William Flageollet .... music engineer
 
Other crew
Claude Bertonazzi .... administrator
Robert Chevereau .... administrator
Blanche Cochet .... production secretary
Geneviève Cortier .... script girl
Jean Pieuchot .... general manager
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Lancelot du Lac" - France (original title)
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Runtime:
Hong Kong:85 min | Argentina:88 min | USA:85 min | France:85 min
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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1 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Muddled and boring, 22 April 2012
Author: geoffrey-landis from United States

This film is an attempt to remove the romance from the Arthur legend. Even the titular love affair between Lancelot and Guenivere is portrayed with no show of emotion and no physicality, with the characters for the most part never even looking at each other, never smiling. Unfortunately, the director not removes romance, but also removes logic, plot, and motivation. The result is not merely unromantic, but muddy-- with no explanations, it is nearly impossible to figure out what is going on, or why the characters are doing what they are. The director sure was enthralled with the (not realistic) armor, though-- the characters wear it even indoors! And Camelot (never referred to by name( seems to consist of about an acre of land, containing little except about eight knights, a castle that is never seen from outside, a two-story hut, and a dozen tents. Except for the beginning scene, with knights killing each other with spectacular (and completely unrealistic) amounts of spraying blood, all of the fight scenes take place offstage. The joust scene, central to the movie, is filmed by showing Lancelot picking up his lance, the flag of the opponent being raised, and then the horse's legs are filmed as he actually tilts at the opponent. Even in the movie's climax, with archers in trees (who came out of nowhere-- no antecedent in the film for archers) firing at knights on horseback, the arrows are shown only as hitting trees-- apparently the archers are lousy shots. I'd rate this one as muddy and confused-- pass it up.

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