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Tristan + Isolde

Still of James Franco and Sophia Myles in Tristan + IsoldeStill of James Franco and Sophia Myles in Tristan + IsoldeStill of James Franco and Sophia Myles in Tristan + IsoldeStill of Sophia Myles in Tristan + IsoldeStill of James Franco in Tristan + IsoldeStill of James Franco and Sophia Myles in Tristan + Isolde

Plot

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

Release Year: 2006

Rating: 6.8/10 (26,569 voted)

Critic's Score: 49/100

Director:
Kevin Reynolds

Stars: James Franco, Sophia Myles, Rufus Sewell

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

Cast:

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

Morholt


Leo Gregory

Simon


Dexter Fletcher

Orick


Richard Dillane

Aragon


Hans Martin Stier

Kurseval

(as Hans Martin-Stier)

Taglines:
Love conquers all – even marriage…



Details

Official Website:
Twentieth Century Fox [United States] |

Release Date: 13 January 2006

Filming Locations: Glassillaun, Lettergesh, Renvyle, Connemara, County Galway, Ireland

Opening Weekend: $7,612,008
(USA)
(15 January 2006)
(1845 Screens)

Gross: $14,732,623
(USA)
(26 March 2006)



Technical Specs

Runtime:

USA:



Did You Know?

Trivia:

Sophia Myles' (Isolde) wedding gown costume was previously used in
Arabian Nights, worn by Mili Avital (Scheherezade).

Goofs:

Factual errors:
Addressing a crowd of his men, King Marke mentions that they all must ride off into the forest that night, citing a tradition to ride out on the night of the full moon. The camera then cuts to a shot of a waxing half moon, followed by one of the men riding off on their "full moon" ride.

Quotes:

[first lines]

Aragon:
A year younger than I was for my first.

Young Tristan:
When can I have a stag?

Aragon:
A stag?

Young Tristan:
Come on!

Aragon:
Tell me again what you said last week…



User Review

Tragic Lovestory with plenty of Action

Rating:


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.