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Good, Old-Fashioned Swashbuckling and...

Advantages: Daniel Auteuil, Vincent Perez, Fabrice Luchini; superb heart-stopping swashbuckling action and suspense.
Disadvantages: Aurore; ick factor (for some).

The first half of 'Le Bossu' ['The Hunchback'] from 1997 could have - well, *has* been made in Hollywood - to wit: 'The Three Musketeers'. The latter part of the second half could have seen the klieg lights only in France, perhaps, or in a small indie fi ...

zerbine28 24.10.2005 · Read full review
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Review of Le Bossu (DVD)

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Lost sound of the Castrato

Advantages: Educational, Facinating.
Disadvantages: In French therefore Subtitled, Some Historic Inconsistencies.

This is a review of the film only not the DVD **Vital Statistics** Film by - Gerard corbiau Released - 1994 Certificate - 15 Language - French/Italian Subtitles - English Awards - Golden Glob ...

pjw2006 25.09.2006 · Read full review
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Review of Farinelli - Il Castrato (DVD)

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Strap on that sword and buckle that swash

Advantages: An exciting and genuinely fun swashbuckler
Disadvantages: See review

...History I’ve always had a soft spot for Le Bossu (The Hunchback) though I only saw it by accident. I went to see a double bill of Ridicule and I forget what. The forgotten film for some reason was unavailable so they showed Le Bossu inste ...

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Just watch it

Advantages: Visually stunning, gripping plot, superbly acted and directed.
Disadvantages: Subtitles (if they're not your thing), very limited DVD extras.

This is a period drama, but it's more than that, it's a French period drama, and even more, it's the most exquisitely filmed period drama you will ever see. And just because it's not American doesn't mean that it's a 'worthy' production, I don't know what ...

miriamb 22.07.2002 · Read full review
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Review of La Reine Margot (Subtitled) (Wide Screen) (DVD)

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La reine Margot (1994)

Advantages: Screenplay, set production, costumes, acting
Disadvantages: Not for the faint hearted - lots of blood and gore

...Based on a novel by Alexandre Dumas called La Reine Margot and directed by Patrice Chéreau's . This is a historical French drama set in the 16th century. The story is based on the protestant and catholic divide in France and the massacre of St. Bartholo ...

Juliet101 12.04.2011 · Read full review
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