The intertwining fates of the historical figures, the men and the women of the 1789 French revolution, as they meet at the newly established Assemblée Nationale.

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Pierre Schoeller

Writer:

Pierre Schoeller (original scenario)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gaspard Ulliel ... Basile
Adèle Haenel ... Françoise
Olivier Gourmet ... L'oncle
Louis Garrel ... Robespierre
Izïa Higelin ... Margot
Noémie Lvovsky ... Solange
Céline Sallette ... Reine Audu
Denis Lavant ... Marat
Johan Libéreau ... Tonin
Andrzej Chyra ... Lazowski
Julia Artamonov Julia Artamonov ... Pauline Léon
Laurent Lafitte ... Louis XVI
Stéphane De Groodt ... Le curé Norbert Pressac
Niels Schneider ... Saint-Just
Louis-Do de Lencquesaing ... Louis XIV
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Storyline

Paris, 1789. The Bastille has been stormed and a breath of liberty blows through the streets of Paris. Françoise, a young washerwoman, and Basile, without a family or a name, discover the unique exhilaration of love and revolution. With their friends and the working-class people of Paris, they begin to realize dreams of emancipation in the newly formed assembly where they witness, with both hopes and doubts, the creation of a new political system. Their debates and the riots on the streets hold the fate of their once sacred king and the birth of a republic. Freedom has a story. Written by Happy_Evil_Dude

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Freedom has a story

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Drama | History

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Writer/Director Pierre Schoeller spent five years working on the film prior to filming. See more »

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Ah ! ça ira
Words by de Ladré & Music by Bécourt
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LET THERE BE LIGHT
26 September 2018 | by happytrigger-64-390517See all my reviews

Two hours for showing four years of the french bloody Revolution, Pierre Schoeller had to make some difficult choices : he decided to show the little people from the streets (having a stone in the belly) meeting and fighting the rich political figures (having how many roasts in the belly?). And most important, he shows women strongly speaking in assemblies. The casting is astounding, all the actors play with high energy and are possessed (Denis Lavant as Marat of course, and also Adèle Haenel unforgettable, and Laurent Lafitte as Louis XVI is imposing). The cinematography and editing are virtuoso (destruction of tower letting people from the streets having sun light, massacre of the Champ de Mars, execution of Louis XVI, ...). The original soundtrack is also attractive. I read in papers "Un Peuple et son Roi" is a failure, it's wrong, it's awful good, all the ending is gripping. Bravo, I wish success.


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Country:

France | Belgium

Language:

French

Release Date:

26 September 2018 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

One Nation, One King See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France

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Budget:

EUR16,890,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$6,576

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,481,681
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