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Tristan + Isolde (2006)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 13 January 2006 (USA)
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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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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Drama | Romance

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

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$7,612,008 (USA) (13 January 2006)

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$14,732,623 (USA) (24 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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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 »

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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, Azione in tre atti (2007) 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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Tragic Lovestory with plenty of Action
13 December 2005 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Tristan and Isolde is one of the most enjoyable films I've seen this year. I saw it in a preview screening without knowing anything about the film or the myth. I expected a mediocre romance, only hoping that it would be set in an interesting medieval setting and that my girlfriend would enjoy it. Well it is a story of love, but also so much more. The film has a dark undertone to it and every character is torn between hard choices of power, loyalty, friendship and in Tristan's case, love. There is plenty of both tragedy and love and although very dramatic I never felt it was being too sentimental. The battle scenes are very well done. Although realism is sometimes sacrificed for dramatic impact, this works very well for the film. Most importantly there are no invulnerable heroes. Everyone is in immediate danger of mutilation and death, making the fight scenes more intense. The casting of Tristan, Isolde and Lord Marke is perfect and most of the supporting cast do an equally great job. The absence of any Hollywood superstars makes the film all that much better. Enjoy.


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