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The Song of Roland

The Song of Roland

A Feature film by Frank Cassenti

Produced by Z Productions

Release in France : 04/10/1978


    Roland des Roncesvalles is a legendary knight from the age of chivalry in France. In the 11th-century epic La Chanson de Roland, he is depicted as a key figure in halting the advance of the Arabs into France. In this story, the 10th-century legend is staged by a group of 12th-century pilgrims using the 11th-century poem. Their acting is interrupted by a violent peasant uprising, which kills many of the pilgrims. However, one of the survivors, is converted to the peasant cause and later speaks out in favor of more just treatment for the downtrodden.

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    Actors (38)

    Production and distribution (4)

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    Z Productions

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    FR3 (France Régions 3)

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    Full credits (12)

    Executive Producer :

    Jean-Serge Breton

    Screenwriters :

    Thierry Joly, Frank Cassenti, Michèle-Annie Mercier

    Sound Recordist :

    Georges Prat

    Editor :

    Michèle-Annie Mercier

    Music Composer :

    Antoine Duhamel

    Sound Mixer :

    Paul Bertault

    Assistant directors :

    Jacques Arhex, Richard Malbequi, Claude Othnin-Girard

    Director of Photography :

    Jean-Jacques Flori

    Production Manager :

    Jean-Marie Richard

    Assistant editor :

    Laure Budin

    Costume designer :

    Ghyslain Martin

    Location Manager :

    François Menny

    Technical details

    Feature film

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    Adventure, Historical, Literary adaptation

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    Runtime :

    1 h 50 min

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