A young French woman who inherits her uncle's property in Algeria finds herself schemed against by her envious cousins, and romanced by a handsome but previously irresponsible young man who works for his uncle on a neighbouring farm.
A propaganda film of the communist party of France, showing who the comrades help the proletarian people against the capitalists. It also features propagandistic speeches of leading members... See full summary »
François Chotard , wholesale grocer , gives his daughter in marriage to Julien Collinet , a writer who prefers dreaming to working - a situation conducive to quarrels between the son and ... See full summary »
Soon after the death of his first wife (whose dowry was inadequate), Charles Bovary, a country doctor in Normandy, marries Emma Rouault, who is well-endowed in every sense. In her new home,... See full summary »
A charismatic thief makes friends with a bankrupt baron who comes to live in the thief's slum. Meanwhile the thief seeks the love of a young woman, who is held emotionally captive by her slumlord family.
In the 1920s, the Provence is a magnet for immigrants seeking work in the quarries or in agriculture. Many mingle with locals and settle down permanently - like Toni, an Italian who has ... See full summary »
...De Medicis who forbade the duels! It was the Cardinal De Richelieu,during Louis the Thirteenth's reign,because that way of settling of scores was decimating the French aristocracy whose duty was to fight for their country first.
Renoir did not take this film seriously.It's the(modest) granddaddy of "La Reine Margot" and other costume dramas in the catholic vs protestants background.Two young nobles want to marry Isabelle ,hence the title (the tournament in the city) .It seems that the director had a comfortable budget at his disposal,but it's far from being more than a footnote in his oeuvre.
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