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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Drama | History

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Ah ! ça ira
Words by de Ladré & Music by Bécourt
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Hard work to watch
12 May 2019 | by hazelfreemanSee all my reviews

I found this heavy going. There were a lot of incidents casually inserted that I felt I ought to understand, but didn't. Maybe if I had gone to school in France I would? Example, the black horse without a saddle or harness in the street fighting that came up to Waht's-er-name. What was that meant to portray? If you knew nothing of the French revolution you would find this a very difficult film, but (knowing a bit but not enough) I found it frustrating. The photography and the sense of reality is excellent however. The English-language subtitles often overwrite the original film's captions, which is difficult. And the French dialogue is far too rapid and far too colloquial for me to follow.


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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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