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Knights & Medieval Adventurers

Perceval le Gallois (1978)

Directed by Eric Rohmer. A stylized film adaptation of Chretien de Troyes' 12th century Arthurian romance about Perceval of Wales, who leaves his widowed mother to become a knight. Once knighted by King Arthur, the naive and selfish Perceval must learn how to be a true knight. 140 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database See bibliography of reviews and articles about this film

The 13th Warrior (1999)

Directed by John McTiernan. Cast: Antonio Banderas, Diane Venora, Dennis Storhoi, Vladimir Kulich, Omar Sharif. In AD 922, Arab courtier Ahmad Ibn Fadlan accompanies a party of Vikings to the barbaric North. Ibn Fadlan is appalled by the Vikings customs-- their wanton sexuality, their disregard for cleanliness, their cold-blooded human sacrifices. And then he learns the horrifying truth: he has been enlisted to combat a terror that slaughters the Vikings and devours their flesh. 103 min.

The Vikings(1958)

Directed by Richard Fleischer. Cast: Kirk Douglas, Tony Curtis, Ernest Borgnine, Janet Leigh, James Donald, Alexander Knox. The saga of the loves and lusts of the fierce Norse raiders who pillaged Britain over a thousand years ago. 116 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

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