Flesh and Blood (film)

Flesh and Blood ( Flesh and Blood ) is a film Spanish – Dutch – American of Paul Verhoeven , released in 1985 , restoring the practices of Large companies warring at the mercy of the highest bidder. He is often cited as one of the major works of the “medieval realist”.

Synopsis

At the xvi th century , a band of mercenaries seeks revenge Lord Arnolfini. They kidnap and rape the bride of the latter’s son and then reign terror in his castle …

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Technical sheet

  • French title: La Chair et le Sang
  • Original title: Flesh and Blood (stylized Flesh + Blood ) 1
  • English title for the video release: The Rose and the Sword 1
  • Director: Paul Verhoeven
  • Scenario: Gerard Soeteman and Paul Verhoeven , based on a story by Gerard Soeteman
  • Sets: Félix Murcia
  • Music: Basil Poledouris
  • Photography: Jan de Bont
  • Editing: Ine Schenkkan
  • Production: José Antonio Sáinz of Vicuña and Gijs Versluys
  • Production Companies: Impala and Riverside Pictures
  • Distribution: 20th Century Fox , Cannon Tuschinski Film Distribution, Orion Pictures
  • Country of Origin: Spain , Netherlands , United States
  • Language: English
  • Format: Colors – Stereo
  • Genre: Drama , Historical , Adventure
  • Duration: 126 minutes
  • Release dates 1 :
 United States : ( Seattle International Film Festival )
 United States :
 Netherlands :
 France :

Distribution

  • Rutger Hauer (VF: Bernard Woringer ) : Martin
  • Jennifer Jason Leigh (VF: Séverine Morisot) : Agnes
  • Tom Burlinson (VF: Éric Legrand ) : Steven
  • Jack Thompson (VF: Raoul Delfosse ) : Captain Hawkwood
  • Fernando Hilbeck (VF: Bernard Dheran ) : Arnolfini
  • Susan Tyrrell (VF: Annie Balestra ) : Celine
  • Ronald Lacey (VF: Michel Vocoret ) : Cardinal
  • Brion James (VF: Bernard Tixier ) : Karsthans
  • John Dennis Johnston : Summer
  • Simón Andreu (VF: Michel Derain ) : Honey
  • Bruno Kirby (VF: Jean-Luc Kayser ) : Orbec
  • Kitty Courbois : Anna
  • Marina Saura : Polly
  • Hans Veerman : Father George
  • Jake Wood (VF: Jackie Berger ): Little John

Casting

With this film, Verhoeven finds his favorite actor of Turkish Delights , Rutger Hauer , to whom he entrusts the lead role. The first female role goes to Jennifer Jason Leigh , who starts at the cinema. Verhoeven will say of her “there is no greater actress in America” .

Critical reception

A major work of the “medieval realist”, this film is considered a precursor of the TV series Game of Thrones 2 .

Notes and references

  1. ↑ a , b and c (en) Release dates [ archive ] on the Internet Movie Database
  2. ↑ When the flesh and blood of Verhoeven was 30 years ahead of Game of Thrones …  [ archive ]

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