Lancelot of the Lake

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As with his earlier Trial of Joan of Arc, French-filmmaker Robert Bresson effectively casts unknowns in his interpretation of the Knights of the Round Table saga. Breaking with the standard romantic spin on this legend, Bresson offers us a selfish, ruthless Lancelot, no better than the other grubby "nobles" who seek but fail to find the Holy Grail. Returning from his futile mission, Lancelot callously renews his affair with King Arthur's Guenevere, who likewise is depicted in less than sympathetic terms. ...
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As with his earlier Trial of Joan of Arc, French-filmmaker Robert Bresson effectively casts unknowns in his interpretation of the Knights of the Round Table saga. Breaking with the standard romantic spin on this legend, Bresson offers us a selfish, ruthless Lancelot, no better than the other grubby "nobles" who seek but fail to find the Holy Grail. Returning from his futile mission, Lancelot callously renews his affair with King Arthur's Guenevere, who likewise is depicted in less than sympathetic terms. Expectedly, the dream of "Camelot" is dashed to bits; Bresson argues that Camelot was never any more than a dream--or rather, a delusion. The mudcaked cinematography of Pasqualino de Santis adds to the iconoclastic flavor of Lancelot of the Lake.
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Special Features

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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Craig Butler
Robert Bresson's cast speaks their lines in flat tones, never acknowledging the overpowering emotions that lie in their words; while occasionally off-putting, this extreme underplaying adds weight to their speeches and, at the same time, emphasizes the disease of the soul that is bringing about the fall of Camelot. Bresson also emphasizes the confusion and turmoil these men feel in the way in which he captures them on film. The camera lingers on feet and legs (of both men and horses), creating a sense of confusion in the viewer as he tries to identify the figure on the screen. This also visually captures the idea that these characters are torn between the ideals of chivalry (as evidenced by their armor) and the weakness of their own humanity (as evidenced by the un-armored backs of their legs). Surprisingly, despite the weariness that pervades the film, the viewer watches the proceedings with an intensity and avid interest. Bresson's artistry and obvious personal involvement makes this melancholy exploration of inevitability engrossing and deeply affecting.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/25/2004
  • UPC: 717119174446
  • Original Release: 1974
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  • Source: New Yorker Video
  • Aspect Ratio: Vistavision (1.66:1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Language: Français
  • Time: 1:20:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Luc Simon Lancelot
Humbert Balsan Gawain
Vladmir Antolek-Oresk King Arthur
Patrick Bernhard Modred
Laura Duke Condominas Guinevere
Arthur de Montalembert Lionel
Technical Credits
Robert Bresson Director, Screenwriter
Alfredo Bini Producer
Pierre Charbonnier Production Designer
Pasqualino De Santis Cinematographer
Germaine Lamy Editor
Jean-Pierre Rassam Producer
Philippe Sarde Score Composer
Jean Yanne Producer
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
2. Pillaging [2:02]
3. Opening Credits [3:51]
4. The Grail Eludes Us [2:01]
5. A Vow to God [3:50]
6. Too Many Dead [4:42]
7. Free Me From My Vow [4:43]
8. Offering of Friendship [4:03]
9. Preparation [6:51]
10. A Surprise Attack [8:45]
11. The Tournament [8:07]
12. Finding Lancelot [5:54]
13. A Queen & a Castle [7:49]
14. The Rescue [3:19]
15. Vengeance [8:24]
16. The Attack [5:27]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Feature
   Scenes
   Subtitles
      English
      No Subtitles
   Trailer
   New Yorker Films
      Underground: Play Trailer
      The Eel: Play Trailer
      The Wind Will Carry Us: Play Trailer
      Beau Travail: Play Trailer
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