On Guard! Movie Review 2003

Information and Film Reviews for On Guard! the Movie

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Thrilling story of revenge and swordplay set in 18th century France. Lagardere (Auteuil) attempts to kill the Duke of Nevers (Perez) for money and ends up being taken in and trained by him. Nevers' cousin, the evil Gonzague (Luchini), murders him to grab the family fortune and Lagardere is forced to go into hiding and raise Nevers' daughter Aurore. 16 years later, Lagardere and grown Aurore (Gillain) find themselves in the court of Gonzague, where they put their plot for vengeance into effect. Fantastic swordfighting scenes, complex intrigue, and excellent acting make this a world-class swashbuckler. Based on the frequently adapted 1857 French serial "Le Bossu" by Paul Feval. In French with subtitles.

Distribution

Koch Releasing

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 128 minutes.
Originally from French, Italian, German.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Period Piece: 18th Century, Swashbucklers, Cousins, Inheritance, Bodyguards, Revenge
Screenplay
Philippe de Broca, Jean Cosmos, Jerome Tonnerre
Cast
Daniel Auteuil, Fabrice Luchini, Vincent Perez, Marie Gillain, Jean-Francois Stevenin, Didier Pain, Claire Nebout, Philippe Noiret, Yann Collette
Cinematography
Jean-Francois Robin
Director
Philippe de Broca
Music
Philippe Sarde
Other
William Flageollet, Valerie Lindon, Henri Lanoe, Bernard Vezat, Christian Gasc
Producer
Patrick Godeau, Gemini Film Productions, D.A. Films, TF-1 Films, Alicelio, Empire Pictures

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