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Saint-Germain ou La négociation (2003)



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Henri de Malassise
M. de Biron
Jean-Paul Farré ...
M. d'Ublé
Didier Sandre ...
M. de Méylines
Caroline Veyt ...
Yohan Salmon ...
Jean-Claude Durand ...
L'abbé précepteur
Adrien de Van ...
Michel Favory ...
Philippe Noël ...
François Toumarkine ...
Michel Prud'Homme ...
Conseiller de la reine
Jean-Pol Dubois ...


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20 December 2003 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Verrat im Namen der Königin  »

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France, 16th century. A Catholic diplomat negotiates with Protestant leaders.
8 April 2005 | by (French Polynesia) – See all my reviews

A rather broke but dedicated Catholic baron is sent by King Charles IX of France to negotiate with some Protestant representatives during the religious wars of the 16th century. His dedication, however, is more to his job and the success of his mission than to his young wife and family. The settings, the actual châteaux where the story took place; the dialogs, written in clear, pure classical French; the restrained but perfect acting make this film much more than another historical illustration. It shows, through the destiny of one man, how "reasons of state" will bring both satisfaction and bitterness, accomplishment and ruin, during the ill-fated bloody night of the St Barthelemy massacre (of which nothing is shown on screen).

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