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Swashbuckler (1971)

Les mariés de l'an deux (original title)
Nicolas Philibert goes to America after killing a French aristocrat. On his return he tries to divorce his wife, Charlotte, but when he sees others trying to woo her his own interest is rekindled.

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Nicolas Philibert - un candidat au divorce entraîné malgré lui dans la Révolution française
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Charlotte Philibert - la femme de Nicolas
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Pauline de Guérandes - une riche héritière
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Le prince
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Le représentant du peuple
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Requiem - le cocher du prince
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Le passager partisan des républicains
Georges Beller ...
Simon
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L'accusateur public
Marc Dudicourt ...
Le chauve
Patrick Préjean ...
Saint-Aubin
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Lucas - le comptable de Gosselin
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Gosselin - un négociant en vins - le père de Charlotte
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Henri - marquis de Guérandes - le chef d'une troupe de chouans (as Sami Frei)
Jean Barney ...
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After his escape to America in the year 1787 Nicolas Phillibert wants to marry a rich American heiress. In his homeland France he is still married however to the pretty Charlotte. In order to obtain the divorce, he must return therefore to France. In confusions of the french revolution he soon gets between Royalisten and republicans. After numerous bold adventures he finds his life-merry wife as bride of the best sword fighter of the Bourbonen. Written by <liperta@operamail.com>

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Enjoyable fast-moving comic and romantic drama
11 August 2013 | by (France) – See all my reviews

Enjoyable fast-moving comic and romantic drama set in the USA and France during the eventful year of 1793. Central to it is the stormy relationship between Nicolas Phillibert (Jean-Paul Belmondo) and his childhood sweetheart Charlotte (Marlène Jobert), daughter of a wine merchant in the port of Nantes. The ups and downs of their rocky marriage and of their temptation by others are played out against the much greater dramas engulfing France.

We see the Reign of Terror raging, with kangaroo courts, drowned corpses in the river and royalists carted off to the guillotine. We also see the royalist counter-revolutionaries at war against the new régime in the Vendée. Finally we see the Soldiers of Year II, the mass levy raised to fight the Austrian invaders. Much of the film was shot in the unspoiled Romanian countryside, using thousands of soldiers with authentic weapons and kit.

As a re-creation of a complex historical time as well as a humorous exploration of a quirky couple's on and off relationship, the film is constantly exciting. Belmondo gives us his usual action man, indulging in continual fights, chases and dramatic escapes while exuding manly charm. Jobert shines as his spirited wife, switching from combative to coquettish in less than an instant but collapsing in a swoon if caught out. Smaller roles are well fleshed out, so we continually meet interesting and original characters, while the score by Michel Legrand adds an often ironic period flavour. Recommended!


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