“Kaamelott – First part” was released on DVD and Blu-ray and with it, an audio commentary by Alexandre Astier, the opportunity to discover several revelations around the heroes of the film and in this case, the character of Arthur.
This article is SPOILER and reveals intrigue points from “Kaamelott – First installment”. Read on at the risk of spoiling the surprises and revelations of the film.
Kaamelott’s DVD-Blu-ray – First part is finally out and with it, an audio commentary provided by Alexandre Astier in the company of two of his children. The opportunity for fans to glean more information behind the scenes of the film and its characters.
One of the major events of this first part is the new suicide attempt of Arthur in Kaamelott, once Lancelot driven out of the walls of the mythical fortress. The director and author of the feature film returned to the cause of this drama, which has its source in the murder of Furadja by Arthur in the last flashback of the film:
“For me, this vision will pursue Arthur all his life”, says Alexandre Astier. “This vision, that look, of Furadja, this trauma of seeing her pierced through and through (…). He killed a woman in the back because that is his only response to all this violence and to in my opinion, in the fact that he is depressed, and that he cannot overcome this depression, this event in his youth matters a lot “.
“[Arthur] is therefore unable to take revenge a second time and he will probably no longer be able to kill someone. What Lancelot takes for weakness and incompetence, cowardice, but in fact is more constructed than that “. Astier continues, linking the film with the series:
[Arthur] attempted suicide at the end of season 5, saved by Lancelot. He saw Caesar’s suicide when he was younger in season 6, he is haunted by the idea of his own death and he tries to kill himself by lying on the table while the castle goes to fall on him the head.
And Astier to conclude, commenting on the arrival of Gareth from Orcania and Mehgan who find that Arthur let himself die:
“(…) Qhat can bring Arthur back to his mission? Young people ! (…) He is ashamed of his desire to die in front of young people who show will, courage, temerity. (…) And on top of that, he has to get them out of there, otherwise they will die with him. So it was important to me that he was surprised by young people who have a vital energy that he no longer has. “
So this is the reason why Arthur immediately regains the hair of the beast by seeing these two characters and then embarks on the recovery in hand of the kingdom of Logres. To discover more explanations and details like this, immerse yourself in the DVD-Blu-ray of the film!