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Angélique, marquise des anges (1964)

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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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Country:

France | West Germany | Italy

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 Man Bites Dog (1992) See more »

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A breathtaking spectacle
28 April 2000 | by AtulurSee all my reviews

I really do not understand how it is possible that one of the greatest movie series of 1960`s has got such a small amount of comments on this site. This opening movie of the five-part series is in my opinion one of the best. We can see a successful portrayal of rural France of 17th century, the splendour of the golden age of Lous XIV., the debauchery of the court of Versailles etc. Michelle Mercier is simply beautiful, Toja as Louis XIV. is very good as well. The film features some very well-acted scenes. I can recommend it to anyone who loves historical spectacles. This is one of the best ever filmed, I have doubts whether the present film-makers would manage to match it!


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