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Let Joy Reign Supreme (1975)

Que la fête commence... (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, History, War | 26 March 1975 (France)
France, 1719. Four years after Louix XIV's death, Philippe d'Orleans is the regent for the nine-year-old Louis XIV. Philippe is a liberal and a libertine. His right-hand man, Dubois, an ... See full summary »

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Bertrand Tavernier
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Philippe Noiret ... Philippe d'Orléans
Jean Rochefort ... L'abbé Dubois
Jean-Pierre Marielle ... Le marquis de Pontcallec
Christine Pascal Christine Pascal ... Emilie
Alfred Adam Alfred Adam ... Le maréchal de Villeroy
Jean-Roger Caussimon ... Le cardinal
Gérard Desarthe Gérard Desarthe ... Le duc de Bourbon / Duke of Bourbon
Michel Beaune ... Le capitaine La Griollais
Monique Chaumette Monique Chaumette ... La gouvernante de Pontcallec
François Dyrek François Dyrek ... Montlouis
Jean-Paul Farré Jean-Paul Farré ... Le père Burdo
Nicole Garcia ... La Fillon
Raymond Girard Raymond Girard ... Chirac
Jacques Hilling Jacques Hilling ... L'abbé Gratellard
Bernard Lajarrige Bernard Lajarrige ... Amaury de Lambilly
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France, 1719. Four years after Louix XIV's death, Philippe d'Orleans is the regent for the nine-year-old Louis XIV. Philippe is a liberal and a libertine. His right-hand man, Dubois, an atheistic and cupid priest, as libertine as Philippe, tries to take advantage of a little rebellion lead by a Breton squire named Pontallec and of the famine to become archbishop. Written by Yepok

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Drama | History | War

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Country:

France

Language:

French | Breton

Release Date:

26 March 1975 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Let Joy Reign Supreme See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Musette pour Vielle
Music composed by Antoine Duhamel
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Very accurate historical movie
8 January 2004 | by jos-destrooperSee all my reviews

It is unbelievable how the director Tavernier could recapture the mentality of this beginning of the 18th century which would lead to the French revolution. The wars of Louis XIV had ruined the country and the best thing the regent (an excellent Philippe Noiret but all the actors are excellent) could do was to avoid war, so they spend their time with feasts, manipulation, fraud and speculation. The mentality of the Noble of France is well described. There is (among others) an interesting dialogue between the regent and his nephew about the way the comte de Horn should be executed: it had never happened before (in this way: rouer) in France, and he only killed a speculator!. All those pretty details and the funny but accurate dialogues make of -this movie an unique historical document and at the same time it is a pleasure to see the movie again and again.


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