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Lady Oscar (1979)

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

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Oscar Françoise de Jarjayes
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André Grandier
Christine Böhm ...
Marie Antoinette
Jonas Bergström ...
Hans Axel von Fersen
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Général de Jarjayes
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Comte de Giraudet, Oscar's Fiancé
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M. De Chantilly, the pistol duelist
Patrick Floersheim ...
Oscar's sword adversaire in tavern
Consuelo De Haviland ...
Oscar's pair at the Black Ball
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Oscar as a child
Andrew Bagley ...
André as a child
Cadine Constan ...
Madame de Vallois / Launderess
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Jeanne Vallois / Jeanne de la Motte
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Rosalie Vallois
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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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3 March 1979 (Japan)  »

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Berusaiyu no bara  »

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Trivia

Japanese translator Frederik L. Schodt translated the entire "Rose of Versailles" manga into English as a reference for the filmmakers, but gave the only copy of the translation to them and it was lost. See more »

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In the ballroom scene we see a string quartet and a harpsichordist. However, we hear the soundtrack of a string orchestra. See more »

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Version of Marie-Antoinette (2006) See more »

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Just for fans
4 October 2004 | by See all my reviews

I love the Rose of Versailles (Lady Oscar in West) original comics and was a pleasure to watch this movie. However it's necessary to say it's just for fans. When you previously know the characters and want to get in touch with an alternative point of view, it's OK, but if you take Lady Oscar as a movie about the French Revolution's or a cross dresser heroine, you probably would feel disappointed.

The work was not as good as it would be; some actors and actresses were not well chosen; main events were forgotten; and Oscar's personal drama lost force. But as I said, I liked it a little, because any Lady Oscar's product would attract me.


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