MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 9,288 this week

The Song of Roland (1978)
"La chanson de Roland" (original title)

6.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.1/10 from 78 users  
Reviews: 1 user

Add a Plot

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Exclusive Trailer

View the Foxcatcher Exclusive trailer with Steve Carell and Channing Tatum


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 132 titles
created 19 Feb 2011
 
list image
a list of 128 titles
created 06 Nov 2012
 
a list of 169 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Song of Roland (1978)

The Song of Roland (1978) on IMDb 6.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Song of Roland.
1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

In July 1976, an Air France flight from Tel-Aviv to Paris via Athens was hijacked and forced to land in Entebbe, Uganda. The Jewish passengers were separated and held hostage in demand to ... See full summary »

Director: Menahem Golan
Stars: Yehoram Gaon, Gila Almagor, Assi Dayan
Shanghai Joe (1973)
Action | Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A Chinese immigrant, recently arrived in America, fights to free Mexican slaves from their cruel master.

Director: Mario Caiano
Stars: Chen Lee, Klaus Kinski, Gordon Mitchell
Biography | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

Young Sigmund Freud discovers the ultimate answer to all his patient's problems - hypnosis. Hilarity ensues.

Director: Danford B. Greene
Stars: Bud Cort, Carol Kane, Klaus Kinski
Black Killer (1971)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

The town of Tombstone is at the mercy of the five dreaded O'Hara brothers: Ramon (Antonio Cantafora), Pedro (Enzo Pulcrano), Miguel (Calogero Caruana), Ryan (Antonio Danesi)& Slide (Mimmo ... See full summary »

Director: Carlo Croccolo
Stars: Klaus Kinski, Fred Robsahm, Antonio Cantafora
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
Directors: Augusto Caminito, Mario Caiano, and 3 more credits »
Stars: Klaus Kinski, Christopher Plummer, Donald Pleasence
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

A cruel dictator rules a Latin American state. Corruption, brutality and exploitation are present every day. A few people begin to organise resistance. Under the leader "El Leopardo" a ... See full summary »

Director: Antonio Margheriti
Stars: Lewis Collins, Klaus Kinski, Cristina Donadio
The Net (1975)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

The aging writer Aurelio Morelli is disillusioned: although the critics like his books, they are barely read. He develops hatred on youth and their depraved moral. One night he goes with a ... See full summary »

Director: Manfred Purzer
Stars: Mel Ferrer, Klaus Kinski, Heinz Bennent
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Director: Mario Gariazzo
Stars: Philippe Leroy, Antonio Monselesan, Silvia Monti
Schizoid (1980)
Action | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Julie is an advice columnist for the city newspaper who begins to receive anonymous notes threatening murder and worse. At about the same time, female members of the group therapy session ... See full summary »

Director: David Paulsen
Stars: Klaus Kinski, Donna Wilkes, Marianna Hill
Action | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  
Director: Bitto Albertini
Stars: Klaus Kinski, Cheen Lie, Tommy Polgár
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
Director: Roberto Bianchi Montero
Stars: Klaus Kinski, Antonio Sabato, Van Johnson
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

After a man's wife is killed by a panther his only reason to live becomes revenge which slowly consumes him.

Director: Augusto Caminito
Stars: Klaus Kinski, Harvey Keitel, Yorgo Voyagis
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Roland / Klaus
Alain Cuny ...
Turpin / Le moine
...
Anna
Pierre Clémenti ...
Olivier / Le clerc
Jean-Pierre Kalfon ...
Marsile / Turold / Charlemagne
Monique Mercure ...
Marie
...
Le commerçant / Oton
Serge Merlin ...
Pair Marsile / Ganelon / Thierry
László Szabó ...
Duc Naimes / Chevalier hongrois
Mario Gonzales ...
Blancandrin / Jeannot, le voleur
Yvan Labejoff ...
Turgis / L'esclave noir (as Yvan Labejof)
Isabelle Mercanton ...
Femme commercant
Dominique Valentin ...
La fille du seigneur
Marilu Marini ...
La femme du seigneur
...
Le Seigneur
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

4 October 1978 (France)  »

Also Known As:

The Song of Roland  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Eastmancolor)
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A great, clearly underrated film.
18 October 2008 | by (Spain) – See all my reviews

First of all, "La chanson de Roland" is a great film. But, unfortunately, it's quite an unknown one. Unlike other "medieval" films (e.g. Anthony Mann's "El Cid") there's no "sword-battle-american-pulp-shit" stuff, but a hard intellectual effort in order to offer us a realistic version of the European Middle Ages. And also an extraordinary respect for the text it is based on, which proves that there's an exact point between plain translation into images and "commercial" or "updating" stupidness (but you must be clever enough to find it!). The director seems to know this ancient French literary masterpiece as deeply as sir Lawrence Olivier knew Shakespeare's greatest plays. Last but not least, Kinski is superb, either as the poor "jongleur" who's traveling to Santiago de Compostela with his mates, or Roland, the hero from the story he tells during their pilgrimage. I'd recommend this film to any viewer, and specially to teachers who'd like to find an easy, powerful way to show their students how "different" and fascinating the Middle Ages can be.


9 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Tracking a mystery film videodrone
English version? El_Bandito_Mexicano
Discuss The Song of Roland (1978) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?