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Let Joy Reign Supreme (1975)

Que la fête commence... (original title)
France, 1719. Four years after Louix XIV's death, Philippe d'Orleans is the regent for the nine-year-old Louis XIV. Philippe is a liberal and a libertine. His right-hand man, Dubois, an ... See full summary »

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Le marquis de Pontcallec
Christine Pascal ...
Emilie
Alfred Adam ...
Le maréchal de Villeroy
Jean-Roger Caussimon ...
Le cardinal
Gérard Desarthe ...
Le duc de Bourbon / Duke of Bourbon
Michel Beaune ...
Le capitaine La Griollais
Monique Chaumette ...
La gouvernante de Pontcallec
François Dyrek ...
Montlouis
Jean-Paul Farré ...
Le père Burdo
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La Fillon
Raymond Girard ...
Chirac
Jacques Hilling ...
L'abbé Gratellard
Bernard La Jarrige ...
Amaury de Lambilly
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France, 1719. Four years after Louix XIV's death, Philippe d'Orleans is the regent for the nine-year-old Louis XIV. Philippe 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 named Pontallec and of the famine to become archbishop. Written by Yepok

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Générique: Forlane / Penthée Acte V)
Composed by Philippe d'Orléans
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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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