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Perceval Movie Review Summary

Actors: Fabrice Luchini, André Dussollier, Arielle Dombasle, Marie-Christine Barrault

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Based on the writings of Chrétien de Troyes, PERCEVAL (Perceval le Gallois) is a movie written and directed by Eric Rohmer in 1978. This film earned two nominations for the French Academy Awards.

After having encountered a group of Knights in the woods, the young Perceval decides to go to King Arthur's castle and become himself a Knight. During the next years, the rather naive Perceval will learn, through several experiences and adventures, what being a Knight means.

A wise man will teach him how to use the specific weapons of a knight. He will also learn that the Knight has to protect the women and the weak and that to listen is often a better solution than to speak.

Entirely shot in a painted scenery, PERCEVAL is a fascinating movie if one should make the effort to accept its peculiar aesthetics.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler








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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   middle ages Job/Profession/Poverty Story?    -   Yes Job:    -   prince/king/queen/knight

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   Prince/Nobleman/King Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   British

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK Forest?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   castle

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   explicit references to deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing Any profanity?    -   None If lots of song/dance...    -   lot of singing Is this movie based on a    -   book

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