In this off beat account of King Arthur's quest for the Grail, virtually every journey, battle or adventure is stopped dead in its tracks by the knights of the round table's most worldly traits : cowardice, greed, idiocy or misplaced chivalry. As a consequence, instead of epic adventures we are treated with the characters' pragmatic and anachronistic take on each and every event in the Grail legend, true to the purest sitcom tradition. Written by
Did You Know?
The director, Alexandre Astier
, cast his parents, Lionnel Astier and Joëlle Sevilla, as Guinièvre's parents. He cast his half-brother Simon Astier as Guinièvre's brother (so that Lionnel and Simon, who are father and son, play father and son). He cast Simon's mother, Josée Drevon, as Arthur's mother Ygerne. Since Alexandre Astier plays Arthur, he is thus surrounded by his own family. He and his father look so much alike that the comic book artist Steven Dupré had to make Léodagan (Lionnel's character) look fatter so that he would not be confused with King Arthur. See more
[Arthur is confronted by certain Knights who reproach him for his obstinacy to refuse the practice of torture. He reads a parchment, hardly lending his ear to the words of his wife
Today I had the rose bush in the rear courtyard pruned because it really needed it.
[Arthur doesn't react
Why don't you tell me about your day?
Arthur, roi de Bretagne
Wait, it takes time to appreciate yours, not too many emotions in one go!