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King Arthur (Knights of the Round Table) - Clive Owen, Stephen Dillane, Ioan Gruffudd, Antoine Fuqua

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Movie propaganda

Rule your fate.

Historians have thought for centuries that King Arthur was only a myth, but the legend was based on a real hero, torn between his private ambitions and his public sense of duty.

A reluctant leader, Arthur (Clive Owen) wishes only to leave Britain and return to the peace and stability of Rome. Before he can head for Rome, one final mission leads him and his Knights of the Round Table, Lancelot (Ioan Gruffudd), Galahad (Hugh Dancy), Bors (Ray Winstone), Tristan (Mads Mikkelsen) and Gawain (Joel Edgerton) to the conclusion that when Rome is gone, Britain needs a king - someone not only to defend against the current threat of invading Saxons, but to lead the isle into a new age.

Under the guidance of Merlin (Stephen Dillane), a former enemy, and the beautiful, courageous Guinevere (Keira Knightly) by his side, Arthur will have to find the strength within himself to change the course of history.

Target demographic movie keyword propaganda

  • Film adventure sword Britain Roman Empire history king Saxon

Persons of interest

  • Clive Owen .... Arthur
  • Ioan Gruffudd .... Lancelot
  • Mads Mikkelsen .... Tristan
  • Joel Edgerton .... Gawain
  • Hugh Dancy .... Galahad
  • Ray Winstone .... Bors
  • Ray Stevenson .... Dagonet
  • Keira Knightley .... Guinevere
  • Stephen Dillane .... Merlin
  • Stellan Skarsgård .... Cerdic
  • Til Schweiger .... Cynric
  • Sean Gilder .... Jols
  • Pat Kinevane .... Horton
  • Ivano Marescotti .... Bishop Germanius
  • Ken Stott .... Marcus Honorius
  • Lorenzo De Angelis .... Alecto
  • Stefania Orsola Garello .... Fulcinia
  • Stephen Dillane .... Merlin
  • David Franzoni .... Screenwriter
  • John Lee Hancock .... Screenwriter
  • Antoine Fuqua .... Director

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Intelligence analyst

Special Agent Matti

Theatrical report

King Arthur is a pretty average kind of adventure about some boofy dudes with swords who go prancing around the UK on horses killing people for the Roman Empire. Like you do. It doesn't have the epic grandeur of Troy or the intimate humour of A knight's tale and that's a pity because they are the two things that would've make it worth watching.

Media intelligence (DVD)

  • Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0 and 5.1 Surround
  • Languages: English
  • Picture: Widescreen (2.35:1
  • Special features:
    • Deleted scenes: Alternate Ending: Badun Hill (optional Director's commentary)
    • Documentaries: Blood on the land: Forging "King Arthur"
    • Galleries: Photo (Producer)
  • Subtitles: English, English captions, English closed captions

Security censorship classification

M (Medium level violence)

Surveillance time

125 minutes (2:05 hours) - Original
136 minutes (2:16 hours) - Director's cut

Not for public release in Australia before date

Film: 15 July 2004
DVD rental: 1 December 2004
VHS rental: 1 December 2004
DVD retail: 13 September 2006 - Double pack

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