Based on the bestseller by Marion Zimmer Bradley It tells the story of the women behind King Arthur; including his mother, Igraine; his half-sister, Morgaine; his aunt Viviane, the Lady of ... See full summary »
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 Vivianne (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Morgaine (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Morgause (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Gwenwyfar (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Igraine (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Arthur (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Lancelot (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Merlin (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Mordred (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Uther (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Gorlois (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Young Morgaine (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Lot (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Uriens (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Bishop Patricius (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Ambrosius (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Young Arthur (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Accolon (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Gawain (2 episodes, 2001)
Honza Klima ...
 Kay (2 episodes, 2001)
John Comer ...
 Talbot (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Rhiannon (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Raven (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Elaine (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Uther's Captain (2 episodes, 2001)
Philip Lenkowsky ...
 Cuthbert (2 episodes, 2001)
Lucy Fillery ...
 Serving Woman (2 episodes, 2001)
Elias Bauer ...
 Young Mordred (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Gareth (2 episodes, 2001)
Gabriela Zajickova ...
 Child (2 episodes, 2001)
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Based on the bestseller by Marion Zimmer Bradley It tells the story of the women behind King Arthur; including his mother, Igraine; his half-sister, Morgaine; his aunt Viviane, the Lady of the Lake; and his wife, Gwenwyfar. Written by Anonymous

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Passion. Mysticism. Adventure. Journey beyond the legend of Camelot.

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Drama | Fantasy

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Unrated | See all certifications »

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As Brumas de Avalon  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)
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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Julianna Margulies is only nine years older than Hans Matheson, who played her son, Mordred. See more »

Goofs

The portrayal of Scotland is inaccurate for the time. Before the Saxon invasion, Scotland was made up of barbarian tribes known as The Picts, whom were rivals with the Britons, not allies. They would not have lived in castles. See more »

Quotes

[Arthur is trapped in a burning house during a Saxon seige]
Arthur: I call on the powers of Heaven and Earth, aid me now! I call upon the God of Heaven, and the Goddess of the Earth, help me now!
Viviane: You call upon the God, and the Goddess? It is the Goddess who answers.
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Referenced in Jersey Girl (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

The Mystic's Dream
Written by Loreena McKennitt (uncredited)
Performed by Loreena McKennitt
from the Quinlan Road recording "The Mask and Mirror"
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great movie
29 November 2004 | by (Nunawading , Australia) – See all my reviews

I have some advantage in NOT reading the book -therefore watched the movie in its own right . As it started off as a TV mini series - I decided to watch maybe half at one sitting , but hey , from the first 5 minutes it was just totally engrossing viewing , and I saw all 3 hours plus in one sitting . And what a story ! -The characters were clear and bold -the acting was just wonderful -almost Shakespearean at times in its intensity -The photography and scenery - just stunning - As a person with an interest in history and legends - I found the story line quite remarkable and perhaps the best retelling of the Arthurian legends I have encountered. The author of the book had so obviously done her homework .The soundtrack alone was worth the cost of the DVD . The depiction of the ancient mother earth religion is most beautiful to behold , and has to be a highlight of the movie for me . A GREAT movie indeed !


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