The Song of Roland (movie)

The Song of Roland is a French filmdirected by Frank Cassenti , released in 1978 .

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Synopsis

In France , in the Middle Ages , pilgrims and actors, on their way to Saint-Jacques-de-Compostelle , contented The Song of Roland to the villagers during their stages.

Technical sheet

  • Title: The Song of Roland
  • Director: Frank Cassenti
  • Scenario: Frank Cassenti , Michele-Anne Mercier, Thierry Joly inspired by the chanson de geste The Song of Roland
  • Music: Antoine Duhamel
  • Assistants-director: Jacques Arhex, Claude Othnin-Girard , Richard Malbequi
  • Director of Photography: Jean-Jacques Flori
  • Sound Engineers: Georges Prat, Paul Bertault
  • Sets: Renaud Sanson
  • Battle scene setting: Yvan Chiffre
  • Costumes: Galiane
  • Costume Chef: Ghyslain Martin
  • Production of armor: Nikos Metrolopoulos
  • Special effects: André Trielli
  • Editor: Annie M. Mercier
  • Country of origin: France
  • Filming language: French
  • Year of shooting: 1977
  • Executive Producer: Jean-Serge Breton
  • Production Manager: Jean-Marie Richard
  • Production Companies: Aviva Film (France), France 3 Cinema , Z Productions (France), Images du Monde
  • Distribution Company: Gaumont Distribution
  • Format: color by Eastmancolor – monophonic sound – 35 mm
  • Genre: chanson de geste , adventure movie
  • Duration: 110 min
  • Release date : in France

Distribution

  • Klaus Kinski : Roland / Klaus
  • Alain Cuny : Turpin / the monk
  • Dominique Sanda : Anna
  • Pierre Clémenti : Olivier / the cleric
  • Jean-Pierre Kalfon : Marsile / Turold / Charlemagne
  • Monique Mercure : Marie
  • Niels Arestrup : the shopkeeper / Oton
  • László Szabó : the Duke Naimes / the Hungarian knight
  • Marilú Marini : the wife of the lord
  • Jean-Claude Brialy : the lord
  • Serge Merlin : the peer Marsile / Ganelon / Thierry
  • Mario Gonzáles : Blancandrin / Jeannot, the thief
  • Yvan Labejoff : Turgis / the black slave
  • Isabelle Mercanton : the merchant’s wife
  • Dominique Valentin : the daughter of the lord
  • Sylvie Meyer : the madwoman

Distinction

  • César of the cinema 1979 : Antoine Duhamel named for the Caesar of the best music written for a film

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