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Merveilleuse Angélique (1965)

In the second of the Angélique series, the heroine joins a group of bandits, rescues her children, becomes a successful businesswoman, and once again becomes entangled in politics and matters of the heart.

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 de Peyrac
Claude Giraud ... Philippe de Plessis-Bellières
Jean Rochefort ... Desgrez
Jean-Louis Trintignant ... Claude le Petit, dit Le poète croté
Giuliano Gemma ... Nicolas
Claire Maurier Claire Maurier ... Ninon de Lenclos
Ernst Schröder Ernst Schröder ... Le capitaine du Châtelet
Charles Regnier Charles Regnier ... Conan Becker
Jacques Toja Jacques Toja ... Louis XIV
François Maistre François Maistre ... Prionce de Condé
Robert Porte Robert Porte ... Monsieur
Denise Provence Denise Provence ... Barbe
Noël Roquevert ... Maître Bourjus, l'aubergiste
Rosalba Neri ... La Polak
Elizabeth Ercy ... Rosine (as Elisabeth Ercy)
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Storyline

This is the second in the Angélique series. Picking up where the previous adventure ended, Angélique joins her childhood friend Nicolas and his band of bandits. But when tragedy hits, the beautiful and ever resourceful Angélique finds a way to move on. She rescues her children, becomes a successful businesswoman by running her own restaurant, and becomes entangled in politics. But where will her heart lead her next...? Written by L. Hamre

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Country:

France | Italy | West Germany

Language:

French

Release Date:

7 July 1965 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Angelique: The Road to Versailles See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Italian censorship visa # 46213 delivered on 23-12-1965. See more »

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Followed by Indomptable Angélique (1967) See more »

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Angélique 2: Chocolate and conspiracy
10 January 2016 | by unbrokenmetalSee all my reviews

The second part of the costume drama shows Angélique (Michèle Mercier) on a course for revenge. First she has the monk killed who had accused her former husband of sorcery. After some adventures with the bandits of Nicolas (Giuliano Gemma), she makes the acquaintance of a young poet (Jean-Louis Trintignant). Attempting to restore her former rank, the ex-countess becomes a successful business woman, introducing a trendy drink called chocolate to the public. But when she gets closer to the king, she finds out that the former conspirators against his majesty are still powerful. Her best defense might be a new marriage, but her intended husband is not willing to propose it...

I liked the sequel less than the first movie, because that one had developed the story carefully, while the sequel is a bit rushed and the characters seem to change spontaneously, whatever he script demands. Angélique falls in and out of love every day with a different guy, it seems, and her two children are treated a bit careless as well by the writers. Still good entertainment, though, because we get good action scenes with the bandits, funny moments for example with the captain of the guard, great actors anyway. I voted 8/6/7/6/6 for the 5 movies of the series.


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