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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 ... 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)
Edward Jewesbury ...
 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 Zerael 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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Last film role for Edward Jewesbury. See more »

Goofs

When bandits ambush Guinevere and Lancelot, Guinevere and her horse are pulled down to the ground by two men. After focusing briefly on Lancelot fighting the bandits off, we return to Guinevere and see only one man pulling her away. After another Lancelot shot, there are two men again. See more »

Quotes

Gwenhwyfar: I dreamt of you in Glastonbury. You... you opened a curtain into Avalon, and lifted me in.
Lancelot: It wasn't a dream. I was there, with Morgaine. She lifted you in. But I asked her to do it.
Gwenhwyfar: So you felt it too.
Lancelot: But I am sworn to Arthur.
Gwenhwyfar: As am I.
Lancelot: So we have nothing to confess.
Gwenhwyfar: But I have sinned with you in my thoughts.
Lancelot: Thoughts, are not deeds.
Gwenhwyfar: But the Bishop says, to think, is to do.
Lancelot: My thoughts don't answer to the Bishop. If they did, I would burn in Hell a thousand years everytime I see you walk past!
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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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