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Angélique (1964)

Angélique, marquise des anges (original title)
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In the first of the Angélique series, the beautiful feisty teenage heroine becomes entangled in a political assassination plot and is betrothed to a stranger who is twelve years her senior and a reputed sorcerer.

Director:

Bernard Borderie

Writers:

Anne Golon (novel), Serge Golon (novel) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michèle Mercier ... Angélique Sancé de Monteloup
Robert Hossein ... Jeoffrey de Peyrac
Jean Rochefort ... L'avocat François Desgrez
Claude Giraud ... Philippe de Plessis-Bellieres
Giuliano Gemma ... Nicolas Merlot dit Calembredaine
Charles Regnier Charles Regnier ... Le moine inquisiteur Conan Becher
Jacques Toja Jacques Toja ... Le Roi Louis XIV
Madeleine Lebeau ... La Grande Mademoiselle
Jean Topart Jean Topart ... Maître Bourié - le chef de l'accusation
Bernard Woringer Bernard Woringer ... Bernard D'Andijos
Philippe Lemaire ... De Vardes
Jean Ozenne Jean Ozenne ... Le marquis de Plessis-Bellières
François Maistre François Maistre ... Le prince de Condé
Robert Porte Robert Porte ... Monsieur, Frère du Roi
Etchika Choureau ... Hortense de Sancé de Monteloup
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Storyline

In this first part of the Angélique cycle, set in Mid-17th century France under the young Sun King Louis XIV, still struggling for his throne, while beggars and brigands roam the country, Angélique de Sancé de Monteloup, fifth child of an impoverished country nobleman in the Poitou marshlands, expected to struggle for a meager subsistence, educated in a nunnery, is betrothed at 17 to Joffrey de Peyrac, the 12 years older rich but cripple Comte de (count of) Peyrac de Morens and seigneur (Lord) of Toulouse, scarred in the face and said to be a sorcerer, in fact practicing oriental mining techniques which make his vast fortune. For the sake of her family, Angélique reluctantly agrees to the match but refuses the advances of her husband, who does not enforce his conjugal rights, wishing only to win her heart. As Angelique gradually discovers virtuous Peyrac's remarkable talents as scientist, musician and philosopher, she falls passionately in love with him. Joffrey's unusual way of life ... Written by KGF Vissers

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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Country:

France | Italy | West Germany

Language:

French

Release Date:

8 December 1964 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Angélique See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Italian censorship visa # 44361 delivered on 18-12-1964. See more »

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Referenced in O, more, more! (1983) See more »

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Very good movie
14 December 2004 | by VarboroSee all my reviews

This movie is old : 1964. Most IMDb users won't never watch it, as it is probably difficult to get a copy in other countries. The whole angelique series is a very very good example of what french cinema could be. My mother was very fond of the books, and I saw the films when I was a child. I liked them as adventure movies, and I watched them again as an adult and wasn't disappointed at all, even if as an adult i understood the adventure is secondary to the romance. But good romance it is ! Great story, good playing and... Well, All good.

IMHO only pirates of Caribbean black pearl reach the level of these as epic adventure watchable by the whole family. Another awesome movie in a very different way, but let's get back to Angelique...

French history of the time is not really acute, but is good enough. Quite good, indeed, even for an historian. Michele Mercier is great and Joffrey de peyrac is THE MAN every woman dreams of ( I mean Joffrey, not Robert Hossein). Underrated for sure, and this (and other following movies of the angelique series) is by far out of reach of nowadays french cinema, and alas, probably forever.


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