Tirant lo Blanc

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"Constantinople, XV century. The ladies' complot"
  • 2006
  • 2 hr 7 min
  • 4.0  (1,003)

Tirant lo Blanc is a Spanish film released in 2006, directed by Vicente Aranda, based on Joanot Martorell's 15th century chivalric romance novel of the same name. The film is set in the 15th century during the Hundred Years' War and follows the tale of Tirant, a talented and charismatic knight from Brittany, who becomes a mercenary in the service of the Emperor of Constantinople.

The film begins with a narration that sets the historical context and proceeds to introduce Tirant, played by Caspar Zafer, who is shown as a bold, brave, and highly skilled knight with a reputation that precedes him. Wanting to prove himself even further, Tirant travels to Constantinople and offers his services to the emperor, played by Giancarlo Giannini.

Upon his arrival, Tirant is introduced to the emperor's beautiful daughter, Carmesina, played by Esther Nubiola, who is set to marry a prince from another kingdom in order to establish a political alliance. Tirant is immediately taken by Carmesina's beauty and challenges her to a game of chess, which impresses her to no end. Thus begins the story of their love for each other, which becomes a major driving force of the film.

Tirant's personality and military prowess impresses everyone in Constantinople, including the emperor and his army generals, and he is sent as a commander along with the emperor's army to defeat the Turks. However, things do not go as planned and Tirant, along with Carmesina and other Constantinople princesses, is taken hostage by the Turks. The captives are then taken to Bursa, the Turkish capital, where they are held prisoner.

The rest of the film follows Tirant's attempts to escape from captivity along with the princesses and return to Constantinople. Along the way, there are several battles, both physical and emotional, fought by Tirant and his companions, which test their limits and reveal their true characters. There is also the element of romance, as Tirant and Carmesina's love for each other is put to the ultimate test as they are separated from each other and face grave danger.

The film is a visual spectacle, with stunning locations, elaborate costumes, and sets that transport the viewer to the 15th century. The performances are excellent, with Caspar Zafer delivering a standout performance as Tirant. Esther Nubiola, as Carmesina, is equally impressive and the chemistry between the two leads is palpable. The supporting cast, including Leonor Watling, plays their roles with conviction and adds depth to the film.

Overall, Tirant lo Blanc is a thrilling adventure that combines historical accuracy with action, romance, and drama. It is a well-made film that will keep the viewers engaged from start to finish. Fans of chivalric romance novels and medieval films will surely love this movie.

Tirant lo Blanc is a 2006 adventure movie with a runtime of 2 hours and 7 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 4.0.

Tirant lo Blanc
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    2 hr 7 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    4.0  (1,003)