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Let Joy Reign Supreme (1975)

Que la fête commence... (original title)
France, 1719. Louis 14th died four years ago, Philippe d'Orleans is the regent. He is a liberal and a libertine. His right-hand man, Dubois, an atheistic and cupid priest, as libertine as ... See full summary »

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Le marquis de Pontcallec
Christine Pascal ...
Emilie
Alfred Adam ...
Le maréchal de Villeroy
Jean-Roger Caussimon ...
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Gérard Desarthe ...
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Monique Chaumette ...
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François Dyrek ...
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Jean-Paul Farré ...
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Raymond Girard ...
Chirac
Jacques Hilling ...
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Bernard La Jarrige ...
Amaury de Lambilly
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France, 1719. Louis 14th died four years ago, Philippe d'Orleans is the regent. He is a liberal and a libertine. His right-hand man, Dubois, an atheistic and cupid priest, as libertine as Philippe, tries to take advantage of a little rebellion lead by a Breton squire (Pontallec) and of the famine to become archbishop... Description of the life of the court in this period of transition where the French Revolution smoulders. Written by Yepok

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One of the greatest historical movie.
27 January 2002 | by (Montreal) – See all my reviews

This is one of my all time favorite movie and probably the best historical movie ever. One of the few movies featuring 3 of the best french actors (in leading roles): Philippe Noiret, Jean Richefort and Jean-Pierre Marielle. This movie is about how cynical France was ruled after the death of Louis XIV and while the new (Louis XV) was just a child. Don't expect a spectacular movie with great action and bloody violence (like Gladiator or Brave Heart). The pleasure with this movie is somewhere else: dialogs (brilliant), description of cynicism of the nobility and the actors performances (Jean Rochefort, playing L'Abbé Dubois, stoled the show).


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