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The Red Knight -- 11th Century AD.  In a world that burns with the heat of battle, a world torn apart by Crusades, one knight traverses the desolate wastes laid bare by bloody conflict.

Prepare yourself for a descent into a brutal hell, where armies clash and blood flows like rivers, and where a sharp blade is the only means of defense against an army of evil.


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6 August 2003 (Belgium) See more »
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  (in credits order)

Daniel Auteuil ... Guillaume de Montauban, dit Dragon Rouge
Nicolas Nollet ... Félix de Sisteron

Sergi López ... Raoul de Ventadour

Emmanuelle Devos ... Gisela von Bingen
Titoff ... Hugues de Pertuys

Gilbert Melki ... Micholas Mespoulède
Maurice Garrel ... Duc de Belzince
Claude Perron ... Isabelle de Ventadour
Frédéric Proust ... Baron Léon de Courtenay (as Fred Proust)
Jean-François Gallotte ... Pape Innocent III

Bernard Blancan ... Le sergent de Guillaume
Arno Feffer ... Gace Brûlé
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rewan Aggoune
Didier Agostini ... Cavalier de Mespoulede
Raphaël Beauville ... Cavalier de Mespoulede
Roman Berthelot ... Michel
Marie-Louise Bosc ... Vieille none
Philippe Carlou ... Cavalier de Mespoulede
Clara Caton ... Bébé
Pierre Caton ... Bébé
Eddy Cormier ... Soldat au tronc
Mickaël Dufourneaud
Lionel Gauthier ... Cavalier de Mespoulede
Jean-Claude Janer ... Eminence grise du pape
Yaniss Lespert ... Guillaume jeune
Vincent Londez
Laurent Malraux ... Cavalier de Mespoulede
Laurie Marconcini
Jean-Loup Michou ... Cavalier de Mespoulede
Sébastien Nouar ... Bruno
Olivier Peissel ... Cavalier de Mespoulede
Gianfranco Poddighe ... Cavalier de Mespoulede
Bruno Predebon
Philippe Tezenas Du Montcel ... Cavalier de Mespoulede

Directed by
Hélène Angel 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Hélène Angel  writer
Jean-Claude Janer  writer
Agnès de Sacy  writer

Produced by
Michel Saint-Jean .... producer
Original Music by
Philippe Miller 
Cinematography by
Benoît Delhomme 
Film Editing by
Pauline Dairou 
Casting by
Julien Grossi 
Claude Martin 
Tristan Ravasco 
Production Design by
Thierry François 
Costume Design by
Catherine Rigault 
Makeup Department
Alexis Kinebanyan .... special makeup effects artist
Jimmy Springard .... assistant hair stylist
Luk Van Cleemput .... key hair stylist
Production Management
Béatrice Bizet .... assistant unit manager
Anne Ferignac .... unit production manager
Eric Grandjean .... unit manager
Jean-Christophe Meneec .... assistant unit manager
Philippe Saal .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Barbara Dupont .... second assistant director
Philippe Larue .... first assistant director
Marc Olry .... second unit director
Art Department
Chloé Cambournac .... assistant production designer
Jean-Denis Riviere .... swing gang
Sound Department
Jacques Descomps .... recorder
Jean-Jacques Ferran .... sound
Raphaël Girardot .... sound editor
Jérôme Rabu .... boom operator
Thomas Robert .... assistant sound editor
Stéphane Thiébaut .... sound mixer
Special Effects by
Philippe Hubin .... special effects
Jean-Christophe Magnaud .... special effects technician
Lawrence Michael .... special effects technician
Jean-Louis Armand .... stunts
Joseph Beddelem .... stunts
Jean-Marc Bellu .... stunts
Georges Branche .... stunt coordinator: horse stunts
Jean-Claude Braquet .... stunts
Jean-Jacques Desplanque .... stunts
Laurent Devrieze .... stunts
Abdel Halim El Hakimi .... stunts (as Halim El Hakimi)
Sylvain Gabet .... stunts
Jérôme Gaspard .... stunts
Jean Girard .... stunts
Pascaline Girardot .... stunts
Cyrille Hertel .... stunt coordinator
Karim Hocini .... stunts
Dominique Julienne .... stunts
Claire Leroy .... stunts
Eric Mondoloni .... stunts
Thierry Saelens .... stunts
Medhi Tamerti .... stunts
Philippe Vittoriani .... stunt coordinator (as Phil Vitt)
Camera and Electrical Department
Eric Blanckaert .... assistant camera
Gregory Fromentin .... gaffer
Pierre-Hugues Galien .... assistant camera
Catherine Georges .... assistant camera
Olivier Martin .... key grip
Valentin Monge .... Steadicam operator
Antoine Sanier .... first assistant camera
Xavier Tauveron .... cinematographer: second unit
Eric Thurot .... electrician
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Céline Collobert .... costume trainee
Olivier Colat-Parros .... costumes skins (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Lucile Sautarel .... conforming editor
Clotilde Tellier .... assistant editor
Music Department
Remi Stengel .... music recordist
Other crew
Jean-Charles Andrieux .... horses supplier (as Jean-Charles Andrieu)
Delphine Berroyer .... production secretary
Béatrice Bizet .... assistant unit manager
Stéphane Boulay .... travelling car

Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies
  • Elf  original computer game creator

Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Rencontre avec le dragon" - France (original title)
"Dragon Knight" - USA (DVD title)
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France:109 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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It was the first movie shot in the new Studio 24 in Villeurbanne (France).See more »


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14 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
A rare love story, 13 February 2006
Author: arsenick from Paris, France

Go and watch this movie if you like beautiful pictures including landscapes of high mountains, beaches and sandy moors, but also incredibly realistic sets of castles, dark forest, and the salesbrokes and wardrobes of all characters.

You really make a time travel to the middle ages, in France. People are violent,sad and severe, not very talkative.

Legends are part of domestic life and are not separate from reality, unsafety surrounds each one, and fantasy is real(for example: the nightly transformation into a boar, of a widow knight).

Inside this universe, deep characters are painted by magnificent actors: Auteuil, Melki, Emmanuelle Devos and Maurice Garrel. They evolve into 2 dramatic love stories: Guillaume de Montauban, a famous and daring former crusader, is tormented by the fire burning through his body since he was young and saved his best friend from a forest burning. This fire granted him with a formidable strength (the strength of the Dragon) as well as the nickname "the Red Dragon", fearless, heartless and banned from death. He is also tormented by a sin he committed towards his best friend and the latter's wife whom he was in love too, and slayed. Guillaume will be followed by his squire,a young orphan idealizing the Dragon, and his former best friend, who is now a wild man, becoming a boar each night and an amnesic man each morning. The second drama is the mission given by the Pope to Guillaume: chasing a young poet being the pope's favourite who escaped from him to join his bride, a chief-nun. Guillaume has an adversary in this mission, a young and brutal Knight trying to kill him.

Do not think about any action or adventure film, even if you have some in it, but rather of a drama.

I am willing to watch more movies directed by Hélène Angel.

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