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Series cast summary:
Gilles Béhat ...
 Charles IV le Bel / ... (6 episodes, 1972-1973)
Hélène Duc ...
 Mahaut d'Artois (6 episodes, 1972-1973)
Jean-Luc Moreau ...
 Guccio Baglioni / ... (6 episodes, 1972-1973)
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 Hugues de Bouville (6 episodes, 1972-1973)
Jean Piat ...
 Robert d'Artois (6 episodes, 1972-1973)
Louis Seigner ...
 Spinello Tolomeï (6 episodes, 1972-1973)
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 Narrator / ... (6 episodes, 1972-1973)
Jean Deschamps ...
 Charles de Valois (5 episodes, 1972-1973)
Catherine Rouvel ...
 Béatrice d'Hirson (5 episodes, 1972-1973)
Georges Staquet ...
 Lormet (5 episodes, 1972-1973)
Jean Chevrier ...
 Gaucher de Châtillon / ... (4 episodes, 1973)
Anne Kreis ...
 Marie de Cressay (4 episodes, 1972-1973)
Josep Maria Flotats ...
 Philippe V le Long / ... (4 episodes, 1972-1973)
Robert Party ...
 Louis d'Evreux (4 episodes, 1972-1973)
Patrick Préjean ...
 Pierre de Cressay (4 episodes, 1972-1973)
Catherine Rich ...
 Jeanne de Bourgogne / ... (4 episodes, 1972-1973)
Guy Saint-Jean ...
 Jean de Cressay (4 episodes, 1972-1973)
Henri Virlojeux ...
 Le cardinal Duèze / ... (4 episodes, 1972-1973)
Benoît Brione ...
 Philippe VI de Valois / ... (3 episodes, 1973)
Janine Crispin ...
 Dame Eliabel de Cressay / ... (3 episodes, 1972-1973)
Geneviève Casile ...
 Isabelle d'Angleterre (3 episodes, 1972-1973)
Pierre Gallon ...
 Alain de Pareilles (3 episodes, 1972-1973)
Monique Lejeune ...
 Clémence de Hongrie (3 episodes, 1972-1973)
Claudine Raffalli ...
 Eudeline (3 episodes, 1972-1973)
Robert Nogaret ...
 Louis de Bourbon (3 episodes, 1973)
René Roussel ...
 Jean de Marigny (3 episodes, 1972-1973)
Georges Ser ...
 Louis X Le Hutin / ... (3 episodes, 1972-1973)
Jean Amos ...
 Caumont (2 episodes, 1973)
Muriel Baptiste ...
 Marguerite de Bourgogne (2 episodes, 1972)
Claude Brosset ...
 Souastre (2 episodes, 1973)
André Falcon ...
 Enguerrand de Marigny (2 episodes, 1972)
Florence Dunoyer ...
 Lady le Despenser (2 episodes, 1972-1973)
André Haber ...
 Jean de Fiennes (2 episodes, 1973)
Michel Favory ...
 Miles de Noyer (2 episodes, 1973)
Catherine Hubeau ...
 Blanche de Bourgogne (2 episodes, 1972)
Jean-Pierre Jorris ...
 Evard / ... (2 episodes, 1972-1973)
Claude Giraud ...
 Mortimer (2 episodes, 1973)
Françoise Meyruels ...
 Angelina (2 episodes, 1973)
Antoinette Martin ...
 Une dame de Parage / ... (2 episodes, 1972-1973)
Robert Lombard ...
 Portefruit (2 episodes, 1972)
Eric Kruger ...
 Kent (2 episodes, 1973)
André Mathis ...
 Maltravers (2 episodes, 1973)
Ghislaine Porret ...
 Jeanne 'La boiteuse' / ... (2 episodes, 1973)
Yvon Sarray ...
 Thierry d'Hirson (2 episodes, 1972-1973)
Georges Riquier ...
 Eudes de Bourgogne (2 episodes, 1973)
William Sabatier ...
 Leicester 'Tors-Col' (2 episodes, 1973)
Jean Turlier ...
 Kièrez / ... (2 episodes, 1973)
Gilles Vidal ...
 Hugues le Despenser (2 episodes, 1972-1973)
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It took me by surprise
22 August 2013 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Oh, i should have seen this colossal piece of classic theater style drama much sooner. This 616 minutes felt like 2 hours and i was ready for another 616, it really took me by surprise because it looked dated and boring at first.

There's some really original scenes like those family portraits in which nobody moves for several minutes while the narrator do his job. The sets and costumes are well made and the acting level is very high. If you are a "long take fan" like me you will be pleased, really amazing actors, great cast and well directed. Jean Piat (who plays Robert d'Artois) steals the show and he's by far my favorite character in this series, what an artist!!

I've learned a lot of historical facts with this, even if some scenes are obviously fictionalized a bit.

The plot is quite complex and i was lost from time to time because there is a lot of characters in this historical saga and they are almost all important. The music is discrete and takes more and more place as the series goes on. Don't expect too much physical action though, if you don't like long dialogues in a theatrical-flamboyant style you may have some boredom problems along the way; even if there's always a spectrum of brutality and sadism around. But if you like to watch good actors performing as i do, there's an "all you can eat" buffet waiting for you on Youtube, just saying...


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