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La révolution française (1989)

A history of the French Revolution from the decision of the king to convene the Etats-Generaux in 1789 in order to deal with France's debt problem. The first part of the movie tells the ... See full summary »
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A history of the French Revolution from the decision of the king to convene the Etats-Generaux in 1789 in order to deal with France's debt problem. The first part of the movie tells the story from 1789 until August 10, 1792 (when the King Louis XVI lost all his authority and was put in prison). The second part carries the story through the end of the terror in 1794, including the deaths by guillotine of Louis XVI, Marie-Antoinette, Danton, and Desmoulins. Written by Erika Grams <erika@email.unc.edu>

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Originally filmed in English as well as French in order to allow a broader release. See more »

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The orchestra plays on modern instruments (e.g. a traverse flute made of metal) See more »

Quotes

Camille Desmoulins: [Danton has just called Robespierre a eunuch] Well, how did it go?
Georges-Jacques Danton: I could have been more diplomatic.
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Hymne à la Liberté
Music and Lyrics by Georges Delerue
Performed by Jessye Norman, soprano
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Very nice historical movie.
21 November 1998 | by See all my reviews

Although I was forced to watch this one, I quite liked it; it was surprisingly good. The cast was well chosen with the likes of Sam Neill and Jane Seymour. A good movie, a bit long, but still entertaining. The best French Revolution movie to date.


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