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That Night in Varennes (1982)

La nuit de Varennes (original title)
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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6 wins & 16 nominations. See more awards »

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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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Drama | History

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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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

Original French-language version runs 150 minutes. The version released theatrically in the USA removes 17 minutes of footage. See more »

Connections

Referenced in One Hundred and One Nights (1995) See more »

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Stunning, complex and satisfying.
15 August 2004 | by groovycuveeSee all my reviews

One of the most satisfying films I've seen. A bit obtuse but very well done if you are fond of tongue in cheek humor, outstanding portrayals, great direction and cinematography.

The short version: This a whimsy that follows an aging Casanova and an eclectic group of Frenchmen as they travel through the French countryside in a coach during the time of the French Revolution. It's a comedy presented with delicacy and intellect and the cinematography is outstanding. It may or may not strike you as outstanding, as it did me, but it is so worth the time it will take to find it and see it two or three times.

I just read the first posted review and had to laugh out loud. Aw shucks yawl, if it's so bad, why are copies on VHS selling for $300 to $400? I lost my copy to a friend who borrowed many times and never returned anything. Shame on her.

If anyone knows where I can find a copy on VHS to dub, I'd be so appreciative. Thanks and do take a peek. "groovycuvee@netscape.net".


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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) | (restored)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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