Desmond "Olivier" Dingle and Wallace, of the National Theatre of Brent, take us on a magical history tour of Paris as they retell the tale of the French Revolution.

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Desmond "Olivier" Dingle and Wallace, of the National Theatre of Brent, take us on a magical history tour of Paris as they retell the tale of the French Revolution.

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9 July 1989 (UK)  »

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Very funny
9 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Hard to describe in a way that conveys how funny this was. The two grey-suited men (Desmond "Olivier" Dingle and his put-upon sidekick Wallace) re-enact major events of the French Revolution, assuming various characters by using differing headgear and occasional shawls.

The weirdest thing I remember about this is how surprisingly moving was their portrayal of the farewell scene between Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI. Even though it's clearly two English blokes in boring suits, the emotion came across, especially from Wallace/Marie Antoinette. No wonder Jim Broadbent went on to get an Oscar.

Strongly recommend this if you ever get the chance to see it. Even my French brother-in-law (very French, not a fan of TV, not a fan of much British humour) thought this was good.


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