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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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Jean-Pol Dubois ...
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François Chattot ...
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Jacques Dynam ...
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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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€21,740,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,070, 23 July 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$28,419, 15 October 2006
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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 (1907) See more »

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Great start but failed on the later half
29 March 2006 | by See all my reviews

I would like to inform first that I didn't see the original movie so I cannot compare this one to it. The movie starts out very good. It's very funny. The characters, especially Fan Fan and Adeline, are well chosen. Lightings and Colors are above average. Scenery is at least par. There are something to make me laugh or at least smile in every few minutes. The points of all the jokes are easily taken, even though I have to read subtitles all the time.

The second half of the film, however begin to go down. Romance, though is expected to be as it is, lacks built-up. When the movie needs to get serious on adventures (or at least in director's opinion), it could not deliver thrills it needs to deliver. With the comedy element's gone and no satisfying actions/adventures/thrills/etc, the second half could be considered a failure.

In short, this movie is a little bit beyond average. I enjoyed watching it. It doesn't have solid story, or throughout-the-movie comedy. However, it is the one nobody would regret seeing (unless you are critics).


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