La Nuit de Varennes Movie Review 1982

Information and Film Reviews for La Nuit de Varennes the Movie

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This semi-historical romp is based on an actual chapter in French history when King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette fled from revolutionary Paris to Varennes in 1791. On the way they meet an unlikely group of characters, including Cassanova and Thomas Paine. At times witty and charming, the melange of history and fiction is full of talk, sometimes profane, punctuated by sex and nudity. Director Scola's imagination stretches to light up this night. In French with English subtitles.


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Available on VHS
Running time 133 minutes.
Originally from French, Italian.

Cast and Crew

Historical Drama, War, General, Royalty, French, Great Escapes, Period Piece: 18th Century
Ettore Scola
Marcello Mastroianni, Harvey Keitel, Jean-Louis Barrault, Hanna Schygulla, Jean-Claude Brialy, Michel Piccoli, Jean-Louis Trintignant
Ettore Scola
Renzo Rossellini, Gaumont, Columbia Pictures, Triumph

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