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Tristan + Isolde (2006)

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

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... Tristan
... Isolde
... Marke
... Donnchadh (as David Patrick O'Hara)
... Wictred
... Melot
... Bragnae
... Bodkin
... Edyth
... Leon
Graham Mullins ... Morholt
... Simon
... Orick
... Aragon
Hans Martin Stier ... Kurseval (as Hans Martin-Stier)
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An affair between the second in line to Britain's throne and the princess of the feuding Irish spells doom for the young lovers. Written by Brian@filmschoolrejects.com

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Fighting countries can still love... See more »

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Action | Drama | Romance | War

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

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13 January 2006 (USA)  »

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Tristan & Isolde  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,612,008, 15 January 2006, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$14,732,623, 26 March 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 »

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The references to "Celts" early in the film. The Roman word Keltae referred to Germanic tribes as often as it did Celtic ones and none of the inhabitants of the island called themselves Celts until Edward Lhuyd published his linguistic studies in 1707. The Celts: Prehistory to Present Day, John Davies, Cassel & Co, 2000 pp. 57. See more »

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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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Version of Tristan und Isolde (1995) See more »

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Plainsong
Written by Brian Gulland
Performed by Brian Gulland
Courtesy of K Musik/Kpm Music
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i fell in love.
14 January 2006 | by See all my reviews

Tristan & Isolde was basically the best Love story that I have seen in a good while. Better than the Notebook, better than Romeo & Juliet, better than anything you could imagine. I went into the movie realizing that I would shed a few tears, it is a given with me and love stories. I did not know that this movie would cause me to sob severely and to really fall in love with Tristan & Isolde. This movie can not even be exclaimed, it truly is a work of art. I went with a couple girl friends, and in the car ride home this movie was all we could talk about. The parallels between it and Romeo & Juliet are apparent, yet this love story seems to be more passionate and true love. The actors and actresses really gave off the impression that they were in love and troubled by all of the heartache they must overcome. Even though it is 2 hours long, I lost track of time and all sense of my surroundings. This movie both captures and captivates the audience. A must see...


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