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La belle dame sans merci (2005)

Based on the John Keats poem of the same name, this adaptation tells the story of a knight who encounters a mysterious lady and falls in love with her, but becomes paralyzed when her true form horrifies him.


Hidetoshi Oneda


John Keats (poem), Hidetoshi Oneda (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Natassia Malthe ... The Lady
Jack Donner ... The Knight (Old)
Lucas Babin ... The Knight (Young)
Zale Morris Zale Morris ... The Doctor
Gideon Emery ... The Nobleman
John Klemantaski ... The Boatswain
Jon Mycroft Jon Mycroft ... The Navigator
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Andrew Amondson Andrew Amondson ... Oarsman
Nathan Amondson Nathan Amondson ... Thrall
Jason Arden Jason Arden ... Thrall
Julian Draven Julian Draven ... Thrall
Jay Flats ... Thrall (as Jay Flatley)
Stefan Gheaus Stefan Gheaus ... Thrall
David S. Hogan ... Thrall (as David Hogan)
Roy Mora Roy Mora ... Thrall


1819. A shipwreck survivor, the Navigator, recalls the events that brought him here... The Navigator is challenged by fellow survivor, the Doctor, into pursuing his true passion - art. While he protests, the Doctor dies. Later, the Navigator is beside a lake, where he finds an Old Knight who tells him his story: Once, he encountered a mysterious Lady, and fell in love with her. But horrified by her true form - an immortal spirit and the ghosts of her mortal lovers - the Young Knight begged for release. Awoken and alone, he realized his failure. Thus he has waited, kept alive for centuries by his regret. The Navigator considers his own crossroads. What will he be when he returns to the world? Written by Hidetoshi Oneda

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Wow what an excellent poem recreated!
9 December 2016 | by greedodiesSee all my reviews

The visuals are haunting and the story holds true. Few films recreate great poetry in such a way. The best way to recreate a poem of such beauty such excellence is to simply talk about it and repeat the message created from its original beauty. However that being said this film manages to capture the essence of the poem in a gorgeous way. Having studied John Keats completely I can easily say that this film would of entertained him. He died a young man and watching this would have tickled him pink. The film manages to capture the spirit of his poetry in a way that is hard to do visually. The sets are great, the actors are chosen well, and the film is absolutely beautiful. It feels like La belle dame sans merci. Worth watching and sharing!

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Release Date:

24 April 2005 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

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$100,000 (estimated)
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1.78 : 1
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