7.4/10
1,493
17 user 6 critic

That Night in Varennes (1982)

La nuit de Varennes (original title)
In June of 1791, a group of passengers in a stagecoach find themselves caught up in the events of the French Revolution, when they find themselves in the city of Varennes when ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay)
Reviews
6 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

La terrazza (1980)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Expensive vines, tables filled with food, but emptiness inside. Everyone has stopped developing, and fastened in their roles. Hurtful, but still funny story about human development.

Director: Ettore Scola
Stars: Vittorio Gassman, Ugo Tognazzi, Jean-Louis Trintignant
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

In the 1860's, Giorgio (Giraudeau), a young Italian soldier is sent to a remote post, far away from his lover, Clara (Antonelli). He is lodged in the house of the colonel (Girotti). He ... See full summary »

Director: Ettore Scola
Stars: Bernard Giraudeau, Valeria D'Obici, Laura Antonelli
The Family (1987)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Traces events in the life of Carlo, from his christening in 1906, where his grandfather reminds his father that Carlo means "free man," to his 80th birthday party. The film principally ... See full summary »

Director: Ettore Scola
Stars: Vittorio Gassman, Fanny Ardant, Stefania Sandrelli
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Two linen fabric dealers with their shops close to one another, battle against each other for more and more costumers. Umberto constantly loses clients because of the tough competition ... See full summary »

Director: Ettore Scola
Stars: Diego Abatantuono, Sergio Castellitto, Gérard Depardieu
A Special Day (1977)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Two neighbors, a persecuted journalist and a resigned housewife, meet during Hitler's visit in Italy in 1938.

Director: Ettore Scola
Stars: Sophia Loren, Marcello Mastroianni, John Vernon
Le Bal (1983)
History | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

The 50 year story of a ballroom in France, from the 1920s. The people who go there is always the same, even the musicians. You can see all kind of people dancing all the fashion dances (... See full summary »

Director: Ettore Scola
Stars: Étienne Guichard, Régis Bouquet, Francesco De Rosa
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A three-way love affair in the Rome of the early seventies. Construction worker Oreste and young fiancee Adelaide meet Nello, cook in a pizzeria. This love triangle often go to communist ... See full summary »

Director: Ettore Scola
Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Monica Vitti, Giancarlo Giannini
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Four generations of a family live crowded together in a cardboard shantytown shack in the squalor of inner-city Rome. They plan to murder each other with poisoned dinners, arson, etc. The ... See full summary »

Director: Ettore Scola
Stars: Nino Manfredi, Maria Luisa Santella, Francesco Anniballi
Molière (1978)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Who was Moliere? He is known everywhere as one of the world's greatest playwrights. But who was he? Born Jean-Baptiste Poquelin in 1622, the son of a prosperous tapestry maker. His mother ... See full summary »

Director: Ariane Mnouchkine
Stars: Philippe Caubère, Marie-Françoise Audollent, Frédéric Ladonne
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Gianni, Nicola and Antonio become close friends in 1944 while fighting the Nazis. After the end of the war, full of illusions, they settle down. The movie is a the story of the life of ... See full summary »

Director: Ettore Scola
Stars: Nino Manfredi, Vittorio Gassman, Stefania Sandrelli
Splendor (1989)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Splendor is the name of an old movie theater managed by Jordan (Mastroianni), who inherited it from his father. The theater is in decay and only generates debts and trouble, but Jordan gets... See full summary »

Director: Ettore Scola
Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Massimo Troisi, Marina Vlady
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Director: Jean-Louis Leconte
Stars: Harvey Keitel, Michel Robin, Richard Anconina
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
Countess Sophie de la Borde
...
...
Monsieur Jacob
...
Madame Adélaïde Gagnon
Michel Vitold ...
De Florange
Laura Betti ...
Virginia Capacelli
Enzo Jannacci ...
Italian clown
Pierre Malet ...
Emile Delage, student revolutionary
...
De Wendel
Hugues Quester ...
Dora Doll ...
Nanette Precy
...
Madame Faustine
Didi Perego ...
Madame Sauce
Edit

Storyline

In June of 1791, a group of passengers in a stagecoach find themselves caught up in the events of the French Revolution, when they find themselves in the city of Varennes when revolutionists arrest the fleeing King Louis. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | History

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

|

Release Date:

16 February 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Noite de Varennes  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(short version) (dubbed) (short) | (cut)

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Casanova: Place au Chevalier de Seingalt et à Monsieur de la Bretonne! Place au génie!
See more »

Connections

Featured in Marcello Mastroianni: I Remember (1997) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The night of the dead made alive
1 December 2012 | by (Czech Republic) – See all my reviews

One of the most notable reviewers on this site condemned "La nuit de Varennes" to 2,5 stars (out of 4), but I am of the opinion that this movie should be appreciated better : there are not so many cinematic works in our times that are carried by such valuable concept,i.e. that preach and teach dignity and tolerance opposed to a laudable but often misguiding need to serve some higher principle. "Idiocy is the worst of treasons. - And no revolution will ever stop it." In Scola's historical comedy of manners, thoughts and emotions, Barrault's Restif is the key figure which spans a bridge between humble vox populi of Thomas Paine and aristocratic grandeur of Casanova. Watching this movie I felt like the spirit of wiser old Europe (which is still there, thanks to Scola a.o.) entered the body of Robert Altman's shape. French blu-ray with English subtitles is to be treasured.


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
La Nuit de Varennes DVD FOR USA opaguy
Harvey Keitel's French feodoric
Italian region 2 DVD release york74
French Blu-Ray of La Nuit de Varennes on Region 1 player nicmart
Dialogue transcription + EN subtitles steve-dyson-sdc
Discuss That Night in Varennes (1982) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?