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The story of Lady Oscar, a female military commander who served during the time of the French Revolution.

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Jacques Demy

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Jacques Demy (screenplay and dialogue), Patricia Louisianna Knop (screenplay and dialogue) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Catriona MacColl ... Oscar Françoise de Jarjayes
Barry Stokes ... André Grandier
Christine Böhm Christine Böhm ... Marie Antoinette
Jonas Bergström ... Hans Axel von Fersen
Mark Kingston ... Général de Jarjayes
Martin Potter ... Comte de Giraudet, Oscar's Fiancé
Nicholas Amer ... M. De Chantilly, the pistol duelist
Patrick Floersheim Patrick Floersheim ... Oscar's sword adversaire in tavern
Consuelo De Haviland Consuelo De Haviland ... Oscar's pair at the Black Ball
Patsy Kensit ... Oscar as a child
Andrew Bagley Andrew Bagley ... André as a child
Cadine Constan Cadine Constan ... Madame de Vallois / Launderess
Anouska Hempel ... Jeanne Vallois / Jeanne de la Motte
Shelagh McLeod ... Rosalie Vallois
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Storyline

Oscar François de Jarjayes was born female, but her father who longed for a son and a heir insisted she be raised as a boy, alongside, Andre Grandier, the grandson of her nanny. When Oscar matures into an adult she is selected to be captain of the guards at the Palace of Versailles under King Louis XVI and Marie Antonette. Oscar soon learns the problems of the monarchy and the plight of the poor which will eventually lead to the French Revolution. She also finds herself torn between her true love for the independent, but lower-class Andre and her duties as a member of aristocracy and a trusted subject of the King and Queen. Written by Hailey-7

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Drama | History | Romance

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Country:

Japan | France

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

3 March 1979 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Berusaiyu no bara See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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The major sponsor of the film was the Japanese cosmetics company Shiseido. Catriona MacColl (Oscar) promoted a red lipstick for the spring cosmetic line that year. See more »

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In the ballroom scene we see a string quartet and a harpsichordist. However, we hear the soundtrack of a string orchestra. See more »

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The movie is painful
19 September 2005 | by sami-chanSee all my reviews

I've finally had the chance to watch Jaques Demy's movie - Lady Oscar. I waited so long to see it and i put so much enthusiasm on it that i almost can't bear the disappointment. As a big fan of Ryoko Ikeda, of "Berusaiyu no bara" and of the Japanese musical version of it, i have to confess: the movie HURT! The acting is so bad, the story is so cut, no fluidity between scenes ... and the end ... oh, that is really painful!!! Oscar is too cute ... no! better said: "sweet"... but OK. Marie Antoinette too stupid! Fersen .. where is Fersen??? So little appearance that i forgot he existed. Girodelle .. oh! ... disgusting! And was that brown haired girl really Rosalie? I think it was the opposite of her. The only character i can't comment on it, is Andre. He was (especially on the first part of the movie) ... he was Andree. He was human, real and acted well .. Pity he ended so stupid ... Everything in this movie have no meaning ... and some scenes are just ridiculous.


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