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The story of Lady Oscar, a female military commander who served during the time of the French Revolution.



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Complete credited cast:
Catriona MacColl ...
Barry Stokes ...
Christine Böhm ...
Jonas Bergström ...
Hans Axel von Fersen
Mark Kingston ...
Général de Jarjayes
Comte de Giraudet, Oscar's Fiancé
M. De Chantilly, the pistol duelist
Patrick Floersheim ...
Oscar's sword adversaire in tavern
Consuelo De Haviland ...
Oscar's pair at the Black Ball
Oscar as a child
Andrew Bagley ...
André as a child
Cadine Constan ...
Madame de Vallois / Launderess
Anouska Hempel ...
Rosalie Vallois
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Patrick Allan


Oscar François de Jarjayes was born female, but her father who longed for a son and a heir insisted she be raised as a boy, alongside, Andre Grandier, the grandson of her nanny. When Oscar matures into an adult she is selected to be captain of the guards at the Palace of Versailles under King Louis XVI and Marie Antonette. Oscar soon learns the problems of the monarchy and the plight of the poor which will eventually lead to the French Revolution. She also finds herself torn between her true love for the independent, but lower-class Andre and her duties as a member of aristocracy and a trusted subject of the King and Queen. Written by Hailey-7

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Release Date:

3 March 1979 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Berusaiyu no bara  »

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awful, skip it!
31 May 2002 | by (Paris, France) – See all my reviews

This film is an absolute joke. The acting is so horrible that I got up during the film and went to check IMDb to have some entertainment from all of the scathing reviews I was sure I would find... Well, the critics didn't even bother to review it and the only published review was from a person who is probably related to the director or the producer. This film is so bad, I'm sure 40 years from now it will be a cult film simply for its downright awful acting!

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