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As with his earlier , 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. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:September 26, 1974

Cast

Luc Simon
as Lancelot
Humbert Balsan
as Gawain
Vladmir Antolek-Oresk
as King Arthur

Crew

Robert Bresson
Director
Alfredo Bini
Producer
Jean-Pierre Rassam
Producer
Jean Yanne
Producer
Robert Bresson
Screenwriter
Pasqualino De Santis
Cinematographer
Philippe Sarde
Composer (Music Score)
Germaine Lamy
Editor
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