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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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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It is screened out of competition at the Venice Film Festival 2018. See more »

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Ah ! ça ira
Words by de Ladré & Music by Bécourt
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A succession of images is not a film
7 October 2018 | by tmontpellierSee all my reviews

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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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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1.85 : 1
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