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Perceval (1978)

Perceval le Gallois (original title)
The exploits of Sir Perceval, a legendary exemplar of knightly chivalry and one of the champions of King Arthur's Round Table.

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Cast

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Solange Boulanger ...
chant, guitare, pucelle etc.
Catherine Schroeder ...
chant, rebec
Francisco Orozco ...
chant, luth
Deborah Nathan ...
flute
Jean-Paul Racodon ...
chant, chalumeau, Chevalier arme, etc
Alain Serve ...
chant, chalumeau, Ecuyer chauve etc.
Daniel Tarrare ...
chant, le Charbonnier, Garin etc.
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chant, pucelle, dame
Nicolaï Arutene ...
chant, valet, chevalier
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pucelle, dame, Fille de Garin
Pascale Gervais De Lafond ...
pucelle, dame, fille de Garin
Pascale de Boysson ...
La Veuve Dame
Clémentine Amouroux ...
La Pucelle de la tente
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The exploits of Sir Perceval, a legendary exemplar of knightly chivalry and one of the champions of King Arthur's Round Table.

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Drama | Music | Romance | War

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Quotes

Perceval: By my faith, I won't hide it longer, Sire. My name is Perceval of Wales.
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Featured in Love on the Run (1979) See more »

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PURE GENIUS!
15 October 1999 | by (Boston, USA) – See all my reviews

The first time I saw this film, I thought it was terrible; Plan 9 from Outer Space Terrible, but the more I thought about it, the more the film grew on me. Soon, I came to realize Rohmer's vision about this film...

Perceval le Gallois is the film adaptation of the medieval epic poem "Perceval" by Chretien de Troyes, and it is the story of Grail seeking Arthurian knight Perceval(Parsifal to Wagner, and Parzival to Wolfram von Eschenbach, who is my favorite) I came to realize that Rohmer was making the film as though medieval Chretien had had access to a camera. The use of the decidedly un-realistic sets is designed to give the viewer an impression of medieval entertainment and style, and the fantastic, magical tone of the work. The use of the minstrels is a great way to let the viewer in on how a medieval audience would have experienced this story, without sets or actors, just the story teller and his accompaniment. This film is pure genius, and is a must see, even though it is extremely difficult to locate.


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