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La nuit de Varennes (1982)

In June of 1791, a group of passengers in a stagecoach find themselves caught up in the events of the French Revolution, when they find themselves in the city of Varennes when ... See full summary »

Director:

Ettore Scola

Writers:

Sergio Amidei (screenplay and dialogue), Ettore Scola (screenplay and dialogue)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean-Louis Barrault ... Nicolas Edmé Restif de la Bretonne
Marcello Mastroianni ... Casanova, Chevalier de Seingalt
Hanna Schygulla ... Countess Sophie de la Borde
Harvey Keitel ... Thomas Paine
Jean-Claude Brialy ... Monsieur Jacob
Andréa Ferréol ... Madame Adélaïde Gagnon
Michel Vitold Michel Vitold ... De Florange
Laura Betti ... Virginia Capacelli
Enzo Jannacci Enzo Jannacci ... Italian clown
Pierre Malet Pierre Malet ... Emile Delage, student revolutionary
Daniel Gélin ... De Wendel
Hugues Quester ... Jean-Louis Romeuf
Dora Doll ... Nanette Precy
Caterina Boratto ... Madame Faustine
Didi Perego Didi Perego ... Madame Sauce
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In June of 1791, a group of passengers in a stagecoach find themselves caught up in the events of the French Revolution, when they find themselves in the city of Varennes when revolutionists arrest the fleeing King Louis. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Genres:

Drama | History

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French | Italian

Release Date:

16 February 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La noche de Varennes See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(short version) (dubbed) (short) | (cut)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Quotes

Casanova: Place au Chevalier de Seingalt et à Monsieur de la Bretonne! Place au génie!
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Alternate Versions

The Italian dubbed version runs 122 minutes, mostly due to the removal of the final speech when Restif talks to the audience. See more »

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Great historical fantasy.
18 October 2006 | by wordbugSee all my reviews

A wonderful, literate film for adults which plays with history, and the idea of power and its trappings. It imagines what would happen if contemporary celebrities at the time of The French Revolution found themselves together in a coach following the fugitive king. In fact, it's a road movie, but unlike any other one you've seen. Witty dialogue, great performances and top-notch production values make this a classic--one of those movies that you can't see could be improved, because everything is so right. If you enjoyed 'Ridicule', you'll enjoy this. I can't recommend it highly enough, and I only wish I could find a copy on DVD.


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