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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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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Before Romeo & Juliet, there was... See more »

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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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The story of Tristan and Isolde is sometimes considered to be connected to the legend of King Arthur's Camelot. Mark Strong (Wictred) later appeared in Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014) and Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017), where a team of secret agents adopt Arthurian code names, with Strong's character as Merlin. See more »

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The Cornish sent Tristan on a burning funeral barge to sea, but not only did it neither fully burn nor sink, but they failed to notice that he was alive, something Isolde discovers easily. 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 and Isolde (1981) 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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Great story, thought provoking
13 January 2006 | by ArizWldcatSee all my reviews

I have to admit that I do not remember much about this story from my college Western Civ class, but I enjoyed this director's work in other films, so I took a chance. What a lovely film! The story is well told, paced well, and full of thought provoking moments. I found the leads, particularly Sophie Myles, who plays Isolde, to be mesmerizing in their roles. The supporting cast is also terrific. I know this won't be for everyone, but it's also not strictly a chick flick. There's plenty of war scenes, adventure, action, etc. to keep those action film fans happy, and yet there's a lot of good love stories, and not just between the two leads as you might expect. I recommend this one!


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Release Date:

13 January 2006 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,583,135, 15 January 2006

Gross USA:

$14,734,633

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$28,047,963
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