Star: Helena Bonham-Carter
, Cary Elwes, John Wood, Michael Hordern
 'The Middle Ages - sanitized for your protection' should be the motto of this historical drama, where grubby peasants are only glimpsed in long shot and disease is no more than a plot device. Apart from that, and a hideous tendency to sink into sickly Mills & Boon romance far too often, this is actually a pretty nifty movie. The cast are without exception excellent, including Hordern & Jane The Dark
Angel Lapotaire, while Bonham-Carter acts her socks off as usual (though unfortunately not the rest of her clothes) and there are some moments of completely absorbing drama.