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Blaise Pascal (1972)

TV Movie  -   -  Biography | History  -  16 May 1972 (Italy)
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Blaise Pascal struggles to understand the natural world around him, in addition to an inner quest for religious faith.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Blaise Pascal
Rita Forzano ...
Jacqueline Pascal
Giuseppe Addobbati ...
Étienne Pascal
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Luogotenente criminale
Livio Galassi ...
Jacques il servo
Bruno Cattaneo ...
Adrien Dechamps
Giuseppe Mannajuolo ...
Florin Perrier (as Bepi Mannaiuolo)
Marco Bonetti ...
Artus Goufier, duca di Roannes
Teresa Ricci ...
Gilberte Pascal
Christian Aligny ...
Jean Dechamps (as Cristian Aleny)
Bernard Rigal ...
Cancelliere Séguier
Melù Valente ...
Charlotte Roannes
Lucio Rama ...
Moulinet
Mario Bardelli ...
Matematico Pierre Petit
Claude Baks ...
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Blaise Pascal struggles to understand the natural world around him, in addition to an inner quest for religious faith. Written by Wheeler Winston Dixon

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Three musketeers with theology
12 June 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This film looks really good, if rather overstuffed with the supporting cast and multiple historical props. Think The Three Musketeers or The Flashing Blade. The film is also good at evoking the darker side of the period - superstition, illness and premature death. The familial issues aren't terribly gripping unless you are a real Pascal fan. Some illustrations of Pascal's scientific methods are of interest. Of perhaps less interest to most are the theological and philosophical expositions. In fact, it can be hard sustaining one's attention through the entire 2 and a 1/4 hours. General criticism is that the film lacks historical detail about the wider issues while failing to develop real drama about the personal story. I'd go along with this. Overall, looks good, even too good, but you might need to draw on your reserves to maintain concentration.


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