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To get royal backing on a needed drainage project, a poor French lord must learn to play the delicate games of wit at court at Versailles.

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Ponceludon
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Bellegarde
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Mme de Blayac
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Mathilde (as Judith Godreche)
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Vilecourt
Bernard Dhéran ...
Montalieri
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Milletail
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Abbé de l'Epée
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Louis XVI
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Baron de Guéret
Bruno Zanardi ...
Paul
Marie Pillet ...
Charlotte
Jacques Roman ...
Chevernoy
Philippe Magnan ...
Baron de Malenval
Maurice Chevit ...
le Notaire
Jacques-François Zeller ...
Maurepas
Gérard Hardy ...
Victor
Marc Berman ...
Duc de Guines
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le Généalogiste
Claude Derepp ...
Mgr d'Artimont
Isabelle Spade ...
Baronne de Boisjoli
Isabelle Petit-Jacques ...
Baronne d'Oberkirchner
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Comtesse de Blancfagot
Etienne Draber ...
Vicomte du Closlabbe
Fabrice Eberhard ...
Chevalier de St Tronchain
Stephane Fourmond ...
Marquis de Carmes (as Stéphane Fourmond)
Jean-Jacques Le Vessier ...
Vicomte de Sabran
Lucien Pascal ...
Monsieur de Blayac
Nicolas Chagrin ...
Lord Bolingbroke
Fabien Béhar ...
Secrétaire du roi
Mirabelle Kirkland ...
Marie-Antoinette (as Mirabèle Kirkland)
Marie Llano ...
Mère de Léonard
Antonin Lebas-Joly ...
Léonard (as Antonin Lebas Joly)
Didier Abot ...
le Curé
Julien Bukowski ...
Gentilhomme
José Fumanal ...
l'Officier duel
Sylvie Herbert ...
Mère du Ponceludon
Alain Hocine ...
le Joueur
Clementine Buxtorf ...
la Soeur (as Clémentine Buxfort)
Boris Napes ...
le Peintre
Gérard Sergue ...
le Voleur
Laurent Valo ...
Simon
Claire Garguier ...
Thérèse
Marine Guez ...
la Cantatrice

Directed by

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Patrice Leconte

Written by

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Rémi Waterhouse ... (scenario)
 
Michel Fessler ... (screenplay) &
Eric Vicaut ... (collaboration)
 
Rémi Waterhouse ... (dialogue)

Produced by

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Frédéric Brillion ... producer
Philippe Carcassonne ... producer
Gilles Legrand ... producer

Music by

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Antoine Duhamel

Cinematography by

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Thierry Arbogast

Film Editing by

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Joëlle Hache

Editorial Department

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Fanchon Brulé ... assistant editor
Mathilde Butor ... assistant editor
Christian Dutac ... color timer
Stéphanie Gaurier ... assistant editor
Natacha Louis ... video mastering
Yvan Lucas ... color timer
Sylvie Van der Vorm ... assistant editor

Production Design by

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Ivan Maussion

Costume Design by

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Christian Gasc

Makeup Department

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Ginette Arbogast ... makeup artist
Sophie Asse ... assistant hair stylist
Danièle Beugin ... hair stylist
Corinne Cobeaux ... hair stylist
Michèle Constantinides ... makeup artist (as Michelle Constantinides)
Judith Gayo ... makeup artist
Tourya Ibnou Ennadre ... hair stylist
Stéphanie Lemaire ... makeup artist
Mario Messere ... hair stylist
John Nollet ... hair stylist
Jean-Christophe Roger ... additional makeup artist
Cécilia Svahn ... hair stylist
Marc Villeneuve ... hair stylist
Marianne Collette ... makeup artist: crowd (uncredited)

Production Management

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Didier Abot ... unit manager
Michèle Arnould ... production manager
Bruno Coulon ... unit manager
Anne Gilles ... assistant unit manager
Fabien Pondevaux ... assistant production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Grégoire Barachin ... assistant director
Mathieu Bernard ... assistant director
Michel Ganz ... assistant director
Myriam Segall ... assistant director
Karin Spreuzkouski ... assistant director
Jean-Marc Tostivint ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Paul Bastide ... assistant decorator
Marie Cheminal ... assistant decorator
Virginie Denis Roy ... assistant decorator
Jacques Kazandian ... assistant decorator (as Jacques Kazandjian)
Manuel Mougin ... property master
Michel Méry ... assistant decorator
Victor Piazza ... assistant decorator
Nicolas Raffy ... assistant decorator

Sound Department

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Pascal Chauvin ... foley artist
Patrick Egreteau ... foley artist
Isabelle Filippi ... sound
Michel Filippi ... sound
Jean Goudier ... sound
Dominique Hennequin ... sound
Paul Lainé ... sound
Jean-Louis Lebras ... sound
Sylvie Liebeaux ... sound
Gilles Missir ... sound
Joël Rangon ... sound

Special Effects by

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Yves Domenjoud ... special effects supervisor

Stunts

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Rémi Canaple ... stunts
Fabrice Couture ... stunts
Bénédicte Follet ... stunts
Michel Lebranchu ... stunts
Jérôme Henry Team ... stunts (as Jerome Henry)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Eric Aupetit ... grip
Florent Bazin ... first assistant camera
Tahar Boualam ... electrician
Catherine Cabrol ... still photographer
Claude Hirsch ... electrician
Loïc Jouan ... electrician
Raphael Jourdan ... grip
Patrice Leconte ... camera operator
Laurent Malek ... electrician
Pascal Morisset ... underwater cinematographer
Anne Nicolet ... first assistant camera
Frédéric North ... pilot: camera helicopter
Luis Peralta ... electrician
Jérôme Prébois ... still photographer
Michel Revest ... underwater cinematographer
Roland Savoye ... underwater cinematographer
Denis Scozzesi ... grip

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Claire Alix ... costumer
Mine Barral-Vergez ... costumer
Jacques Beaujoin ... costumer
Nathalie Causse ... costumer
Maxime Chriqui ... costumer
Liliane Delers ... costumer
Piercarlo Foddis ... costumer
Laurence Guindollet ... costumer
Lionel Hermouet ... costumer
Gaëtan Leudière ... costumer
Jocelyne Lucas ... costumer
Edwige Morel D'Arleux ... costumer
Bernadette Saccage ... costumer
Florence Sadaune ... assistant costume designer / costumer

Music Department

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Elizabeth Duhamel ... musician: Soliste clavecin
Igor Kirkwood ... recording engineer
Claudine Le Coz ... mezzo-soprano (as Claudine Lecoze)
Didier Lizé ... music mixer
Jean-Claude Malgoire ... musical director
Agnès Mellon ... soprano
Dominique Visse ... countertenor

Other crew

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Ariel Askénazi ... production administrator
Delphine Berger ... production administrator
Jean-Christophe Boclé ... choreographer
André Couture ... equestrian advisor
Brigitte Faure ... production administrator
Guy Jouannet ... dancer
Marie Leconte ... script supervisor
Pierre Medalin ... underwater
Cecilia Nyström ... production administrator
Maggie Perlado ... script supervisor
Dominique Ricou ... underwater
Stéphane Teillet ... production administrator
Roland Vallet ... production administrator

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

In the periwigged and opulent France of Louis XVI, an unwitting nobleman soon discovers that survival at court demands both a razor wit and an acid tongue. Written by Dawn M. Barclift

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Taglines Il n'epargne personne. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Ridicule - Von der Lächerlichkeit des Scheins (Germany)
  • Ridicule. Nadie está a salvo (Spain)
  • O perigelos tis Avlis (Greece)
  • Juegos peligrosos (Ridicule) (Argentina)
  • Ridicule - olemisen sietämätön naurettavuus (Finland)
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Runtime
  • 102 min
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Budget FRF50,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Opening film at the 1996 Cannes Film Festival. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in 101 Dalmatians/Hype!/The Crucible/Palookaville/Ridicule (1996). See more »
Quotes Gregoire Ponceludon de Malavoy: Peasants feed aristocrats as well as mosquitoes.
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