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Lancelot du Lac
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Writer:
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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Zombies in Armour See more (32 total) »

Cast

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

Produced by
Jean-Pierre Rassam .... executive producer
François Rochas .... executive 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 
 
Art Direction by
Pierre Cadiou 
 
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)
Michel Suné .... property master (as Michel Sune)
 
Sound Department
Bernard Bats .... sound
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
 
Stunts
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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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:
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
Richard Linklater's director of photography Lee Daniel states that this films' long tracking shots had a great influence on the long takes in "Slacker".See more »
Goofs:
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 (2015)See more »

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3 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Zombies in Armour, 19 January 2010
Author: zolaaar from Berlin, GER

According to George A. Romero, Bresson has made only zombie films, and this one indeed suggests this conclusion. Inspired by Cocteau's Les chevaliers de la table ronde, the director created an absolutely unspectacular, scanty, masterful historical scenery which ultimately destroys all romantic imaginations of knighthood. Lancelot and his colleagues strut around stoically, preferably full-armoured, with a lowered visor and even when the helmet's off, there's not one emotion to read on the knights' faces which blink towards a world that is doomed to failure, a world that has lost its pivot because of guilt, doubts, a growing consciousness which calls itself into question. There's only one long shot in the entire film which stimulates the viewer in thinking beyond the pictures into a spiritual dimension which always has been Bresson's intention and theme. Lancelot is an impressively consequent, utterly economically told film that raises the big questions of life, love, faith, loyalty, honour and treason.

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