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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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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 ...

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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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funny french movie

Advantages: funny
Disadvantages: subtitles

Moliere The year is 1644 and 22-year-old Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, better known as Moliere, is in ‘la merde’. His theatre troupe is bankrupt and although he hates comedies he’s terrible at performing tragedies. Unable to pay his creditors he is thrown into ...

Kev_The_Blu-Ray_Reviewer 03.05.2011 · Read full review
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The Coquette and the Cuckold

Advantages: A sharp script and direction, great performances and luscious production design.
Disadvantages: Subtitle-phobics beware!

Jean-Baptiste Poquelin was better known as Molière. A failed young actor in 1640s Paris, his troupe was bankrupt and he was thrown into the debtors jail before being released and swiftly imprisoned again. Then he disappeared for several months. On his ret ...

afy9mab 12.03.2008 · Read full review
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