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3.4
704 Ratings

Excalibur

Directed by John Boorman
United Kingdom, United States, 1981
Fantasy

Synopsis

The myth of King Arthur brought once again to the screen. Uthur Pendragon is given the mystical sword Excalibur by the wizard Merlyn. At his death Uthur buries the sword into a stone, and the next man that can pull it out will be King of England.

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Excalibur Directed by John Boorman

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

1981 | Winner: Best Artistic Contribution

Academy Awards

1982 | Nominee: Best Cinematography

BAFTA Awards

1982 | Nominee: Best Costume Design

Hugo Awards

1982 | Nominee: Best Dramatic Presentation

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