A Knight's Tale

He will rock you
He will rock you
D: Brian Helgeland
Columbia Tristar/Escape Artists/Finestkind (Tim Van Rellim, Todd Black & Brian Helgeland)
US 2001
132 mins


W: Brian Helgeland
DP: Richard Greatrex
Ed: Kevin Stitt
Mus: Carter Burwell
PD: Tony Burrough
Cos: Caroline Harris

Heath Ledger (William Thatcher / Sir Ulrich von Liechtenstein), Mark Addy (Roland), Rufus Sewell (Count Adhemar), Paul Bettany (Geoffrey Chaucer), Shannyn Sossamon (Jocelyn), Alan Tudyk (Wat)

A tribute to Chaucer rather than a direct adaptation of his works, this deliberately anachronistic swashbuckling adventure depicts jousting as a medium of entertainment for the Olde English in the same way modern day folk would watch a football match, with the addition Queen's greatest rock hits. 
It's a fun poke at the history books with enjoyable performances, especially from Ledger and Bettany and is an entertaining popcorn flick which is nigh impossible to take seriously on any level.

Heath Ledger in A Knight's Tale
Heath Ledger in A Knight's Tale