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Swashbuckler (1971)
"Les mariés de l'an deux" (original title)

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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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
Michel Auclair ...
Le prince
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Le représentant du peuple
Mario David ...
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
Sim ...
Lucas - le comptable de Gosselin
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Gosselin - un négociant en vins - le père de Charlotte
Sami Frey ...
Henri - marquis de Guérandes - le chef d'une troupe de chouans (as Sami Frei)
Jean Barney ...
L'orateur républicain
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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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30 November 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Jean-Paul Rappeneau's second feature is not as funny and involving as his first, La vie de château. The French Revolution is the background for love and sword fights, with a veritable Pleiade of French stars: Belmondo, Jobert, Laura Antonelli, Pierre Brasseur, Sami Frey, Michel Auclair (who handles his role very well indeed). There is an amusing subplot involving the Royalist faction that shows the talents of Frey and Antonelli as brother and sister; they are plotting to restore the Prince to the throne, if only they can get their tangled emotions in order.

It's a lovely production: cinematography excellent, set design wonderful (Alexander Trauner), actors very enthusiastic, yet it seems to go on a bit longer than its ninety minutes.


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