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Tristan and Isolde (1981)

Feuer und Schwert - Die Legende von Tristan und Isolde (original title)
The young knight Tristan is injured in a fight in Ireland and cared for by the beautiful Isolde. He falls in love with her, unaware that she is the daughter of the Irish king.
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Christoph Waltz ... Tristan
Antonia Preser Antonia Preser ... Isolde
Peter Firth ... Dinas
Leigh Lawson ... Mark
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Brendan Cauldwell Brendan Cauldwell ... 1st Baron
Don Foley Don Foley ... 2nd Baron
Anton Huber Anton Huber ... Gondoin
Rita Kail Rita Kail ... Maid
Walo Lüönd Walo Lüönd ... Gorvenal
Patrick Mullerschon Patrick Mullerschon ... Perinis
Liam O'Callaghan Liam O'Callaghan ... Morolt
Archie O'Sullivan Archie O'Sullivan ... Old Baron
Kurt Raab ... Ganelon
Vladek Sheybal ... Andret
Molly von Fürstenberg Molly von Fürstenberg ... Abess (as Kerstin Dobbertin)
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Storyline

The young knight Tristan is injured in a fight in Ireland and cared for by the beautiful Isolde. He falls in love with her, unaware that she is the daughter of the Irish king.

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Genres:

Adventure | Romance

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Details

Country:

Ireland | West Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 January 1982 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Tristan and Isolde See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

DNS, FFAT, Olga Film See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Christoph Waltz's film debut. See more »

Connections

Version of Lovespell (1981) See more »

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Fire and Sword: An Old Legend Told Beautifully
15 April 2000 | by Movie SteveSee all my reviews

Having seen this film once on television a few years back, I find it amazing that it isn't more easily available on video. The acting is engaging, the plot, while traditionally-inspired, is riveting, and the music is still memorable. Visually stunning, I would recommend you pore over the TV listings in your area for a late-night showing, and that you urge your local video store to move heaven and earth to get a copy. It is well worth it. (Note: Despite the German title, it's in English, or was dubbed very well in the version I saw).


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