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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.

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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Fighting countries can still love... 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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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

13 January 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tristan and Isolde 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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Sound Mix:

SDDS | DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

James Franco stated it was his most regrettable role. See more »

Goofs

In one of the scenes, Isolde is seen riding with stirrups. Stirrups were not brought to Europe until 600 AD through the Asiatic Avars. They were not commonly used throughout Western Europe until the 9th century. It would be extremely unlikely that an Irish Princess would have stirrups. 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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Connections

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

Soundtracks

We Belong Together
(uncredited)
Written by Gavin DeGraw
Performed by Gavin DeGraw
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Tragic Lovestory with plenty of Action
13 December 2005 | by CalusSee 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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