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
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Ah ! ça ira
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A succession of images is not a film
First, the title is wrong: the king is absent of the movie and carricatured when shown. The link between the king and the people is not shown or analysed.
Second, even if the episodes or the short stories are well depicted and in a way interesting, it doesn't make a film. Where is a story? Where is something to care about? It's not even a documentary. It's not much...
Third, the « left wing » (populist?) vision of a people betrayed by the « elites » is boring.
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