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Honour and Love,
This review is from: Tristan And Isolde [DVD] (DVD)
I was very impressed with "Tristan and Isolde". It is a touching love story that is filmed beautifully and acted superbly. The film is set in the Dark Ages in a divided England under the yoke of Irish oppression. Tristan is a young warrior brought up by Lord Marke , a sort of stepfather, following his parents deaths at the hands of the Irish. Tristan is presumed dead after a battle and his corpse is sent out to sea in a boat, but he lands in Ireland and is restored to health by the beautiful Irish princess, Isolde. Tristan returns to England , but Isolde eventually follows him , ending up getting married to the kindly Lord Marke. However Tristan and Isolde's affair continues and this ends up causing all sorts of problems for both the English and the Irish kings and their tenuous political alliance. "Tristan and Isolde" is one of the best love stories that I have seen for a long time and the film oozes quality throughout.