Director: Mel Gibson
Screenwriter: Randall Wallace
Actors: Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Brian Cox, James Cosmo, Sean Laulow, Catherine McMark, Angus Macfadyen
Genre: Drama / Action / War / Biography / History / Inspirational
Region: United States
Languages: English/French/Latin/Scottish Gaelic
Released: 1995-05-18 (Seattle Film Festival) / 1995-05-24 (USA)
Length: 178 minutes
Also known as: The Unexpected Fate (Hong Kong) / Mel Gibson: The True Colors of a Hero (Taiwan)
Rating: IMDB 8.4 / Rotten Tomatoes 76%
When William Wallace was a child, his father, the Scottish national hero Marceau Wallace, died in the struggle against the British army. He began to learn Scottish culture and martial arts under the guidance of his father’s friends. The young Wallace (Mel Gibson) returns to his hometown after studying and proposes to the beautiful girl Melen, but he does not want Melen to be snatched and killed by the British army. In the voice of the “Queen of Heroes” of the majority of villagers, Wallace led the uprising and formed an alliance with the Scottish nobleman Rob, but soon he discovered that the Scottish nobleman only considered his own interests.
In order to ease the situation, the King of England sent Isabella (Sophie Marceau) to negotiate with Wallace. Because the King of England only wanted to buy Wallace, regardless of the freedom and equality of the Scottish people, the negotiation failed. Everything is unknown to Isabella. After returning home, Isabella found out the truth of the matter, and knew that the king was plotting a trick, so she hurriedly sent a letter to Wallace, and the love between the two also quietly grew in the war and conspiracy.
“Braveheart” is a 1995 epic historical drama film directed by and starring Mel Gibson. The film follows the story of William Wallace (played by Mel Gibson), a Scottish warrior who leads his people in a rebellion against the tyrannical rule of King Edward I of England in the late 13th century.
The film portrays the struggle for Scottish independence, highlighting the bravery and perseverance of the Scottish people against their English oppressors. Along with the battles and political intrigue, the film also explores the personal life of William Wallace, including his love affair with Princess Isabella of France (played by Sophie Marceau) and his tragic death at the hands of the English.
“Braveheart” won five Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director for Mel Gibson. It was also praised for its stunning cinematography, battle sequences, and emotional performances, particularly by Gibson in the lead role. The film has become a cultural icon and has been recognized as one of the greatest historical epics of all time.