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Carnival in Flanders (1935)

La kermesse héroïque (original title)
Tells the story of the Spanish invasion of Flanders

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Cornelia de Witte, Madame la Bourgmestre / Madame Burgomaster
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Korbus de Witte, le bourgmestre / The Burgomaster (as Alerme)
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Le duc d'Olivarès / The Duke
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Le chapelain / The Priest
Lyne Clevers ...
La poissonnière / The Fish-Wife (as Lynne Clevers)
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Maryse Wendling ...
La boulangère / The Baker's Wife
Ginette Gaubert ...
L'aubergiste / The Inn-Keeper's Wife
Marguerite Ducouret ...
La femme du brasseur / The Brewer's Wife
Bernard Lancret ...
Julien Breughel
Alfred Adam ...
Josef Van Meulen, le boucher
Pierre Labry ...
L'aubergiste / The Inn-Keeper
Arthur Devère ...
Le poissonnier / The Fishmonger (as Arthur Devere)
Marcel Carpentier ...
Le boulanger / The Baker
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Le capitaine / The Captain (as Alexandre Darcy)
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When the village of Boom, in Flanders, learns a Spanish Duke and his troops plan to pass the night, the 4-man army deserts and the Mayor plays dead; so the Mayor's wife organizes the townswomen to greet the invaders and preserve the peace with womanly wiles. Written by Rich Wannen <Wannen@swbell.net>

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7 January 2003 | by See all my reviews

A fun and charming film, but pretty forgettable. I watched it as the first part of a double feature (the second film being Mildred Pierce), and I hardly remember a thing about it. The story concerns the people of Flanders who have to deal with a Spanish invasion (the year is 1616). They are peaceful people and the Spanish are not. The mayor and other regents of the city are sure that there will be rape and bloodshed everywhere. Most of them want to flee. The mayor's wife and the other women don't like their husbands' cowardice. They try to think of a way to avoid violence. When the Spanish arrive, the men are mostly hiding and the mayor is playing dead. The women charm them. The Duke of the Spaniards is attracted to the mayor's wife. Meanwhile, there's a cute little love subplot between an artist and the mayor's daughter. Her father wants her to marry a man of higher class, but her mother perfectly loves the romantic artist. Through the film, she contrives a way for the two to get married without the mayor's approval. There are many better films to search out and watch, but if you think you've seen everything else, I guess this is okay to see. 7/10.


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