According to Alexandre Astier’s own admission, a sequence of “Kaamelott – First part” was inspired by Star Wars, and more precisely an emblematic place on the planet Tatooine.
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 on the behind the scenes of the film and its characters.
The scene concerned is the one in which Alzagar (Guillaume Gallienne) seeks to find Arthur and comes into contact with Quarto (Clovis Cornillac). For that, he goes to the port of Leukè Komè and the meeting takes place between the two men, Vénèc (seen in the series) and two mercenaries whom Alexandre Astier describes as “Visigoths”.
I imagine this smuggling port a bit like Mos Eisley in Star Wars “, says Astier in the commentary.” There are only bastards everywhere, smuggling, trafficking.
He adds that we can also distinguish percussions coming from the street, because “There are always 2-3 guys beating something up outside, a piece of wood, something. The mess is a mess, you need a mess”, specifying that the rue de Leukè Komè is “well loaded, very smoky” and that the boats that can be seen in the background have been added in post-production.
In the Star Wars universe, Mos Eisley is a city on the planet Tatooine that we see mostly in A New Hope and then in Return of the Jedi (only in the “special edition” version of 2004). We will see her again in episodes 9 and 10 of season 2 of The Mandalorian.
It is especially in Mos Eisley that the famous “cantina” is located that Obi-Wan Kenobi and Luke Skywalker visit, and it is there that they meet the bounty hunter Han Solo and his accomplice Chewbacca. This is also where the mythical confrontation between Solo and the character of Greedo takes place.
An atmosphere that visibly marked Alexandre Astier, a big fan of the franchise when it was supervised by George Lucas to the point that he decided to slip this reference into the first film of his saga, Kaamelott. Find more details and secrets behind the scenes of Kaamelott – First part in the DVD-Blu-ray bonuses.
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