MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 6,709 this week

That Night in Varennes (1982)
"La nuit de Varennes" (original title)

R  |   |  Drama, History  |  16 February 1983 (USA)
7.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.2/10 from 1,291 users  
Reviews: 16 user | 6 critic

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), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

Free at IMDb

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 40 titles
created 26 Aug 2011
 
a list of 48 titles
created 02 Mar 2013
 
a list of 43 titles
created 01 Dec 2013
 
a list of 39 titles
created 08 Feb 2014
 
a list of 25 titles
created 25 Feb 2014
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: That Night in Varennes (1982)

That Night in Varennes (1982) on IMDb 7.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of That Night in Varennes.
6 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 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
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 7.8/10 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
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
Adventure | Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A rich businessman is fed up with work, family, society, and goes with a friend to Africa, in search of another friend who had vanished there in mysterious circumstances. They will find him... See full summary »

Director: Ettore Scola
Stars: Alberto Sordi, Bernard Blier, Alfredo Marchetti
Macaroni (1985)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A businessman from the United States returns to Italy for the first time in four decades only to discover that an old girlfriend of his, along with her brother, have involved him in a massive hoax.

Director: Ettore Scola
Stars: Jack Lemmon, Marcello Mastroianni, Daria Nicolodi
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Director: Ettore Scola
Stars: Mario Brega, Walter Chiari, Umberto D'Orsi
Adventure | Comedy | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

In the Eighteenth Century, the "Traveling Company of Scenic Arts" composed of Tyrant, Lady Leonarde, Serafina, Isabella, Leandre, Zerbina, Matamore and Pulcinella gets lost while traveling ... See full summary »

Director: Ettore Scola
Stars: Vincent Perez, Emmanuelle Béart, Massimo Troisi
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Director: Ettore Scola
Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Lauren Hutton, Tom Reed
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

An episodic satire of the political and social status of Italy in the seventies, through the shows of one day of a television channel. An English language lesson turns into a killing of a ... See full summary »

Directors: Leonardo Benvenuti, Luigi Comencini, and 9 more credits »
Stars: Felice Andreasi, Carlo Bagno, Gianfranco Barra
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A police commissioner in a little town in the Italian Venetian province investigates a prostitution ring run by two pensioners; during his investigations he also learns that a former ... See full summary »

Director: Ettore Scola
Stars: Ugo Tognazzi, Silvia Dionisio, Tano Cimarosa
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Mario and Maria Boschi, a 30-year-old couple with small children, are hit by a crisis: husband and wife cannot agree on a party name. A colleaguge, also named Mario, makes an impressive ... See full summary »

Director: Ettore Scola
Stars: Giulio Scarpati, Valeria Cavalli, Enrico Lo Verso
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
Countess Sophie de la Borde
...
...
Monsieur Jacob
Andréa Ferréol ...
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
Caterina Boratto ...
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:


Box Office

Gross:

SEK 2,277,209 (Sweden)
 »

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

 
A gallant incongruity for all time
23 June 2005 | by (Virginia) – See all my reviews

Brilliantly conceived by longtime collaborators of Vittorio de Sica, cast with leading players for Marcel Carne, Federico Fellini and Martin Scorsese, this literally glowing film is a "restive" update of the era of Beaumarchais and the setting of his "Figaro," which directly inspired Renoir in Rules of the Game. Barrault and Mastroianni, with Keitel, discuss not only the events they observe (as has been mentioned) they discuss the unsettled and unsettling progress of liberty and liberation as figures of enormous note, themselves, to liberation literature and ancien regime manners, projecting sensibilities as actors we had admired in them for as much as 40 years. An authority of temperament in these players to portray their characters, including also Hanna Schygulla and those in superbly characterised parts like Pierre Malet's student, is so redundantly embedded in the scenario and production, under Scola's direction, that it is not only tempting but necessary to welcome this film as the descendant also of Les Enfants du Paradis. Imagine a coachful of radicals and fugitive aristocrats, almost as endangered (and sometimes, reciprocating) as Ford's odd lot in "Stagecoach," in an accidental salon furnishing a literal tour d'horison, externally, of the upheavals of revolution they discuss with the animation of their own convictions and reservations, within. From the moment the coach all but collides with Casanova's in an opening scene, this film concentrates in the mind two apprehensions of finality on parallel tracks, while two naive regimes careen together into history in the same reel -- the "age of conversation" of the Enlightenment in France, and the age of humanism in western European cinema. As a testamentary work it should be viewed with "Le Petit Theatre de Jean Renoir" and "Akira Kurosawa's Dreams," yet without the concordance of footnotes which younger viewers might need for these films. "La Nuit" wears its authority visibly and openly collegially, but very much to the same radiant effect.


12 of 15 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:
?