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The Lace Wars (1965)

Les fêtes galantes (original title)
In the 18th century, as the army of Prince De Beaulieu lays siege on the fortress of Marechal D'Allenberg, a young princess sends a soldier out of the fortress to go find her lover.

Director:

René Clair

Writer:

René Clair
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jean-Pierre Cassel ... Jolicoeur
Philippe Avron Philippe Avron ... Thomas
Marie Dubois ... Divine - la actrice
Geneviève Casile Geneviève Casile ... Hélène - la princesse
Jean Richard ... Le Prince de Beaulieu
György Kovács György Kovács ... Le Maréchal d'Allenberg
Fory Etterle Fory Etterle ... col. Meinheim
Elena Caragiu Elena Caragiu
Adela Marculescu Adela Marculescu
Melania Cârje Melania Cârje
Florin Vasiliu Florin Vasiliu ... cpt. Orlando
Christian Baratier Christian Baratier ... Frédéric de Beaulieu
Jean Payen Jean Payen
Alfred Adam Alfred Adam ... Le sergent Bel-Oeil
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lucia Amram Lucia Amram
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In the 18th century, as the army of Prince De Beaulieu lays siege on the fortress of Marechal D'Allenberg, a young princess sends a soldier out of the fortress to go find her lover.

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Country:

France | Romania

Language:

French

Release Date:

12 December 1965 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fiestas galantes See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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old fashion
17 January 2013 | by VincentiuSee all my reviews

a charming story. mark of Rene Claire. and result of cooperation between Romanian and French cinema. the XVII century. siege of a fortress. a smart guy. a love story. and a lot of amusing gangs, errors, scenes, all in sweet sauce of happy end. a nice work. for the acting, for the brilliant Jean - Pierre Cassel, for delicate dust of subject and film. and, sure, for fight scenes who remembers romantic confrontations and commedia dell arte, Goldoni and the precise small gem of master Clair. it has all French flavor and the virtue is, in great measure, of Roumanian part. demonstration of Comunist regime form of freedom for art, it remains a lovely movie, far from policy dusty influence. naive, ironic, nice, it is a trip in past. and demonstration of special sensitivity.


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