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Fanfan (2003)

Fanfan la Tulipe (original title)
In this 2003 remake of the classic 1952 French film, Fanfan la Tulipe is a swashbuckling lover who is tricked into joining the army of King Louis XV by Adeline La Franchise, who tells Fanfan that by doing so, he will eventually marry one of the king's daughters.

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Tranche Montagne
Philippe Dormoy ...
Fier-à-bras
Jacques Frantz ...
La Franchise
Gérald Laroche ...
Corsini
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La Houlette
Gilles Arbona ...
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Jean-Pol Dubois ...
L'aumônier
Yves Pignot ...
Guillaume
Jean-François Lapalus ...
L'oncle de Lison
François Chattot ...
Le curé
Jacques Dynam ...
Chaville
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In this 2003 remake of the classic 1952 French film, Fanfan la Tulipe is a swashbuckling lover who is tricked into joining the army of King Louis XV by Adeline La Franchise, who tells Fanfan that by doing so, he will eventually marry one of the king's daughters. Written by Adam Blinkinsop

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14 May 2003 (France)  »

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Budget:

€21,740,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,717,914 (France) (23 May 2003)

Gross:

$28,419 (USA) (13 October 2006)
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2.35 : 1
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Philippe Haïm was approached to direct the movie but turned it down. See more »

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Remake of Fanfan-la-Tulipe (1925) See more »

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No work of art, not a total disaster...
5 September 2005 | by (London, UK) – See all my reviews

If you don't go in expecting too much, this film is a pleasant way to pass some time. It is certainly no great work of art. Didn't see the original so can't comment on that score. Furthermore, don't really speak French (although enough to understand that Italian subtitled version missed large chunks of dialect), so Cruz's reportedly bad accent was lost on me. It is undoubtedly clichéd, lacking in any original ideas or concepts, and has gaping plot holes.

However, that said, it has no pretensions of being anything more sophisticated than what it sets out to be. My advice would be to enjoy it for what it's meant to be: fun, swashbuckling, mildly amusing entertainment with two luscious-looking stars. In fact, just watching Perez and Cruz alone make the whole thing worthwhile.


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