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Caroline chérie (1968)

France, July, 1789. Whilst a party of aristocrats are enjoying themselves in the Bois de Vincennes, the French Revolution is beginning to get underway. At the insistence of her father, 16 ... See full summary »

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... Caroline de Bièvre - une jolie aristocrate aux nombreuses aventures
... Le comte de Bièvre - le père de Caroline (as Vittorio de Sica)
... Georges Berthier
... Isabelle de Loigny
François Guérin ... Gaston de Salanches
... Jules, le Postillon
... Albencet, le géologiste (as Giorggio Albertazzi)
... Madame Chabanne
... Le docteur Belhomme (as Gert Froebe)
... Le comte de Boimussy
François Chaumette ... Van Kript I
Valeria Ciangottini ... Marie-Anne
Jean-Pierre Darras ... Van Kript II
... Clément, l'ancien jardinier du comte
... La duchesse de Bussez
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France, July, 1789. Whilst a party of aristocrats are enjoying themselves in the Bois de Vincennes, the French Revolution is beginning to get underway. At the insistence of her father, 16 year old Caroline de Bièvre must marry the politician Georges Berthier, but she is in love with the younger, more handsome Gaston de Sallanches. Written by morroviolet

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18 January 1968 (Italy)  »

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Caroline Chérie: Schön wie die Sünde  »

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Version of Dear Caroline (1951) See more »

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Caroline
Music by Georges Garvarentz
Lyrics by Charles Aznavour
Performed by Charles Aznavour
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Caroline ,no
11 April 2015 | by See all my reviews

"Caroline Chérie " was a blockbuster in the early fifties ;it put Martine Carol on the map;despised by the highbrows,it is nonetheless a very entertaining movie by Richard Pottier ,with plenty of fine lines written by Jean Anouilh;it was so successful that it spawned two sequels ,the second of which did not even feature Martine Carol.

So why a remake ? Probably because the producers wanted to capitalize on the success of the "Angelique Marquise Des Anges " saga ,which was a colossal success in the mid-sixties.

Let's put it straight:this remake was a fiasco,artistically and commercially.The star ,France Anglade ,was another BB clone trying to imitate Michèle "Angélique" Mercier ,but in the whole movie ,she remains a bimbo ,always overtaken by events .

Unlike the 1950 work ,it was filmed in Franscope ("on a giant screen " claimed the theaters at the time) and Eastmancolor ,but directing is poor,thin and mean and lacking in real positive energy and wit.The screenplay is botched :the original version had a running time of 140 min,its remake is boiled down to 96 min.The episodes do not make it as a whole,and because the censorship was more indulgent in the late sixties, they have all the same purpose :to see Caroline give in to male desire:there is some very furtive nudity ,and a little harpsichord tune is heard every time the heroine,willy-nilly,makes love. The supporting actors ,all superior to the star of the movie,seem to put on their usual little act before collecting their money.However Françoise Christophe is as impressive as Germaine Kerjean ,in the unsympathetic part of La Chabanne;Karin Dor is more attractive than Anglade and why Gaston chooses to save Caroline is a mystery in that context;not only Charles Aznavour appears ,cast against type,as the randy postilion,but he also writes the fine song which is heard during the cast and credits at the end of the movie :his usual collaborator Georges Gavarentz ,wrote the tune as well as the film score.

In short: Richard Pottier's Caroline:yes!Denys De La Patellière's :no!


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