From executive producer Ridley Scott (Gladiator) comes a sweeping, action-packed
saga of epic battles, political intrigue and forbidden passion, set in a time when the
lines between heroism and savagery were etched in fire and carved out with broadswords.
After the fall of Rome, visionary warlord Marke (Rufus Sewell) seeks to unite the
squabbling English tribes to form one strong nation to defeat brutal Irish King
Donnchadh. But when Lord Marke's greatest and most loyal knight, Tristan (James Franco),
whom he adopted as a son, is believed to have died in battle, his body is
sent off to a watery burial in a boat. When the boat washes ashore, he meets and is cared for by
Isolde (Sophia Myles), a beautiful Irish woman. Although they come from warring nations, they
fall in love. But their fate seems doomed when Tristan and Isolde are entered into a tournament that is set to
unite the warring Brits with the Irish.
This film is rated PG-13 for intense battle sequences and some sexuality.