A killer has found a way to kill women without committing the crime. He gets them to fall in love with him, like Isolde falls for Tristan in the epic poem, and then he leaves them. Heartbroken they choose suicide, just like Isolde.

Director:

Writer:

(scenario and dialogue)
Reviews
1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Eager Bodies (2003)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Paul and Charlotte are in love. Charlotte discovers she has a grave malady and Paul supports her. But Paul is also attracted to Ninon, another girl. Charlotte accepts Paul to have an affair... See full summary »

Director: Xavier Giannoli
Stars: Laura Smet, Nicolas Duvauchelle, Marie Denarnaud
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A very sad but genuinely human story. The middle-aged Icelandic woman Loa is seriously mentally ill. Finally it turns out that her husband is a latent alcoholic who submits to his addiction... See full summary »

Director: Sólveig Anspach
Stars: Élodie Bouchez, Didda Jónsdóttir, Baltasar Kormákur
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

An affair between the second in line to Britain's throne (Franco) and the princess of the feuding Irish (Myles) spells doom for the young lovers.

Director: Kevin Reynolds
Stars: James Franco, Sophia Myles, Rufus Sewell
Biography | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A young peasant maid working in the house of painter Johannes Vermeer becomes his talented assistant and the model for one of his most famous works.

Director: Peter Webber
Stars: Scarlett Johansson, Colin Firth, Tom Wilkinson
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Jean-Jacques Vanier ...
Cadoret
Jean-Louis Loca ...
Tristan
Sandrine Le Berre ...
Christine
...
Mme Driant
...
Le commissaire
Michel Duchaussoy ...
Monsieur Barsac
Marie-Claude Mestral ...
Madame Barsac
Adina Cartianu ...
Nadia
Monick Lepeu ...
Monique
Benoît Ouvrier-Bonnaz ...
Jean-Pierre
Didier Menin ...
L'homme marié
Tonio Descanvelle ...
Nico le délinquant
Alain Guillo ...
Collègue 1
Alexis Perret ...
Collègue 2
Edit

Storyline

A killer has found a way to kill women without committing the crime. He gets them to fall in love with him, like Isolde falls for Tristan in the epic poem, and then he leaves them. Heartbroken they choose suicide, just like Isolde.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

female nudity | bath | See All (2) »

Taglines:

Méfiez-vous des hommes qui aiment les femmes.

Genres:

Thriller

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

30 April 2003 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Тристан  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

, ,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Prince Charming in reverse.
22 August 2005 | by See all my reviews

How tempting!A serial killer which would not be like the other ones.Here the "criminal" does not kill himself,he invites his victims to read "Tristan and Iseut" ( a hardback edition is de rigueur),then to live with him a passionate affair like the two doomed lovers ;and as their love is "impossible" he lets them down... and all that is left for them is commit suicide.Since we had not heard from "Tristan and Iseut" since Cocteau's and Delannoy' s "l'éternel retour" ,this could have been a godsend.

Alas it's not good news;first of all the choice of the actress:Mathilde Seigner is not very attractive -even when she tries her best to be- and how could we believe she is a captain?A female Maigret she is definitely not.Nicole Garcia ,cast as a mischievous shrink working for the Police, steals the show right under her nose and that actress's lines are the only ones in the whole film which display a sense of humor.You should hear her say: "Such a story could not happen to you.What man would have a passionate affair with a woman like you?" On the other hand ,the captain's mother is not funny at all with her gigot which returns every fifteen minutes .Definitely exasperating.And what about poor Michel Duchaussoy -a Claude Chabrol's favorite- and his part of an almost gaga daddy? Actually if the ending dissatisfies ,it's because one has enough of these "unexpected-twists" ,particularly when they come at the most awkward moment ;if I should give you a clue,I 'd say it's in the Hitchcock's "suspicion" cum Christie's "Roger Ackroyd" mold.

What could have given a renewed life to the serial killer genre becomes an harmless little thriller with happy end (and gigot).


6 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Tristan (2003) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?