La révolution française (1989)

  |  Drama, History, Thriller

La révolution française (1989) Poster

When Louis XVI summoned the Etats-Generaux, he unleashes a revolution that would change his country and cost his life. This is the story of one of the crucial points in the history of France, and Europe, divided into two parts.


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Robert Enrico , Richard T. Heffron


David Ambrose, Daniel Boulanger, Robert Enrico, Richard T. Heffron, Fred A. Wyler

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21 September 2020 | kaljic
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Let me say first that there is no "official" version of this film with English subtitles. I got creative and indeed found the French language version with English subtitles. It was well worth the effort. This is a story of the French Revolution, and it shows how ordinary and historically well-known individuals were affected by the turn of events. The characters of those individuals are well-acted, not overly-melodramatic. I would say that the acting was toned down a bit and displayed basically how you would expect people to react under the similar situations. There was none of the "Ah, tis a far, far better thing I do, ..." histrionics or gesturing, as if the characters were speaking for history. Of all the FR pictures I have seen, the movie depicts the great chaos and energy the Revolution triggered. It is historically accurate, but it avoids the sterile type of presentation found in other docu-dramas or documentaries and has the unusual ability to grab your attention, even for its five and a half hour length.

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Release Date:

25 October 1989


French, English

Country of Origin

France, Italy, West Germany, Canada, UK

Filming Locations

Bordeaux, Gironde, France

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