The fairly gentle, civilised tone of Beresford's movies marks him as an unlikely choice to render the tall tales of bathos and lyricism and Jehovah-sanctioned savagery that make up the Old Testament account of the exploits of David. On the plus side, the morality hasn't been sanitised for the 20th century, and there are all sorts of rich and strange elements in the visuals. But it seems a fundamental error to approach such a gory fantasia as though it were sober, four-square history.
Cast and crew
|Screenwriter:||Andrew Birkin, James Costigan|