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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.

Director:

Kevin Reynolds

Writer:

Dean Georgaris

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Franco ... Tristan
Sophia Myles ... Isolde
Rufus Sewell ... Marke
David O'Hara ... Donnchadh (as David Patrick O'Hara)
Mark Strong ... Wictred
Henry Cavill ... Melot
Bronagh Gallagher ... Bragnae
Ronan Vibert ... Bodkin
Lucy Russell ... Edyth
JB Blanc ... Leon
Graham Mullins Graham Mullins ... Morholt
Leo Gregory ... Simon
Dexter Fletcher ... Orick
Richard Dillane ... Aragon
Hans Martin Stier 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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Marriage can't stop love... See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama | Romance | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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USA | UK | Germany | Czech Republic

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 January 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tristan & Isolde See more »

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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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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

Throughout the entire movie, the term "English" and "England" are used many times. At this point in history, the Angles (Angle-ish, Angle-Land) were just starting to make their way throughout the land and claiming some territory for themselves. During that time, Tristan, Marke and their families would have been called "Britons" or "British" or they could possibly be referred to as "Cornish" since the Britons of that time would rarely identify themselves as one people but rather many factions, and many individual little countries rather than one united. See more »

Quotes

[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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Connections

Featured in Troldspejlet: Episode #35.13 (2006) See more »

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We Belong Together
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Written by Gavin DeGraw
Performed by Gavin DeGraw
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Sophia Myles is the reason to watch this movie
8 January 2006 | by krawczykk20See all my reviews

Sophia Myles is without a doubt one of the most gorgeous actresses ever to appear on screen, and most people's ideal image of what Isolde should look like. The scenery is breathtaking, the cinematography stunning, and the costumes remarkably authentic. Kevin Reynolds, who has a proved track record with making accessible period films (Count of Monte Cristo), mercifully gives the film a believability that is missing in most modern historical films.

This is not an adaptation of the Wagner opera, nor a retelling of any specific version of the tale, but a distillation of its strongest elements. The absence of magical elements is a strength, as it was in Petersen's Troy.

The actor playing Tristan is acceptable, neither spectacular nor awful, but plays the part well enough not to distract from the other fine elements in the film.

Overall, a remarkably successful film, and the only shame is that it hasn't received wider publicity.


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