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Tristan + Isolde (2006)

PG-13  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  13 January 2006 (USA)
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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.



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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. Written by

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Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense battle sequences and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

13 January 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Tristan & Isolde  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$7,612,008 (USA) (13 January 2006)


$684,972 (Brazil) (7 July 2006)

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Originally Ridley Scott was going to direct the film in the late-'70s, right after his debut film The Duellists (1977). He put the film aside to direct Alien (1979). See more »


When Isolde is trying to talk to Tristan in the market his hair is parted to the side. When she pulls him off to the side, his hair is separated in the middle at his forehead, his having no time to move it that way, as Isolde was holding was holding his hands. See more »


[first lines]
Title Card: Britain. The Dark Ages. / The Roman Empire has fallen / The land lies in ruins, divided among feuding tribes. / To the west, Ireland has flourished - untouched by the Romans, protected by the sea. / Led by their powerful and righteous king, the Irish have subdued the Britons... / Knowing that if Ireland is to prosper, the tribes must never be allowed to unite.
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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: Episode dated 21 January 2006 (2006) See more »


Written by Brian Gulland
Performed by Brian Gulland
Courtesy of K Musik/Kpm Music
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Tragic Lovestory with plenty of Action
13 December 2005 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Tristan and Isolde is one of the most enjoyable films I've seen this year. I saw it in a preview screening without knowing anything about the film or the myth. I expected a mediocre romance, only hoping that it would be set in an interesting medieval setting and that my girlfriend would enjoy it. Well it is a story of love, but also so much more. The film has a dark undertone to it and every character is torn between hard choices of power, loyalty, friendship and in Tristan's case, love. There is plenty of both tragedy and love and although very dramatic I never felt it was being too sentimental. The battle scenes are very well done. Although realism is sometimes sacrificed for dramatic impact, this works very well for the film. Most importantly there are no invulnerable heroes. Everyone is in immediate danger of mutilation and death, making the fight scenes more intense. The casting of Tristan, Isolde and Lord Marke is perfect and most of the supporting cast do an equally great job. The absence of any Hollywood superstars makes the film all that much better. Enjoy.

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