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Perceval (1978)

Perceval le Gallois (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Music, Romance | 7 February 1979 (France)
The exploits of Sir Perceval, a legendary exemplar of knightly chivalry and one of the champions of King Arthur's Round Table.

Director:

Éric Rohmer

Writers:

Éric Rohmer, Chrétien de Troyes (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Fabrice Luchini ... Perceval
André Dussollier ... Gauvain
Solange Boulanger Solange Boulanger ... chant, guitare, pucelle etc.
Catherine Schroeder Catherine Schroeder ... chant, rebec
Francisco Orozco Francisco Orozco ... chant, luth
Deborah Nathan Deborah Nathan ... flute
Jean-Paul Racodon Jean-Paul Racodon ... chant, chalumeau, Chevalier arme, etc
Alain Serve Alain Serve ... chant, chalumeau, Ecuyer chauve etc.
Daniel Tarrare Daniel Tarrare ... chant, le Charbonnier, Garin etc.
Pascale Ogier ... chant, pucelle, dame
Nicolaï Arutene Nicolaï Arutene ... chant, valet, chevalier
Marie Rivière ... pucelle, dame, Fille de Garin
Pascale Gervais De Lafond Pascale Gervais De Lafond ... pucelle, dame, fille de Garin
Pascale de Boysson Pascale de Boysson ... La Veuve Dame
Clémentine Amouroux Clémentine Amouroux ... La Pucelle de la tente
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The exploits of Sir Perceval, a legendary exemplar of knightly chivalry and one of the champions of King Arthur's Round Table.

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Genres:

Drama | Music | Romance | War

Certificate:

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Official Sites:

Les Films du Losange

Country:

France | Italy | West Germany

Language:

French

Release Date:

7 February 1979 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Quotes

Perceval: By my faith, I won't hide it longer, Sire. My name is Perceval of Wales.
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Featured in Love on the Run (1979) See more »

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A mediaeval legend
3 June 2011 | by valadasSee all my reviews

Between the movies that integrate the series called Moral Tales and those which integrate the other one called Comedies and Proverbs the French director Eric Rohmer turned himself to historical or legendary themes such as those which inspired La Marquise d'O and this one Perceval Le Gallois. In them all he revealed his genius as a creator of stories and types always in a gentle narrative style not so dramatic but no less psychologically deep. This movie is based on a story by the 12th century novelist Chrétien de Troyes and while respecting the text surrounds it by beautiful images, music and chants also inspired in mediaeval tunes very appropriate for the theme. The sceneries are not real and rather symbolic which underlines the legendary nature of the story of Perceval whose mother, having lost her husband and two sons in combats, has educated him in the ignorance of chivalry. But one day he meets five knights whom he takes for God and four angels. This leads him to go to King Arthur's court to have knighthood conferred upon him. From then on the story develops itself in a series of romantic scenes and episodes of mediaeval taste in the suave usual Rohmer's style. Of course those people who prefer dramatic or violent movies will not appreciate this one. It's however a good movie of its kind.


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