War Horse (movie)

War Horse ( War Horse ) is an American film of Steven Spielberg released at the end of the year 2011 in the United States. This is the adaptation of the War Horse novelbyMichael Morpurgo , himself based on his own children’s book Horse War published in 1982 in Britain .

This film pays tribute to the eight million horses sacrificed during the First World War .

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Flyboys or The flight Lafayette (Quebec) is a war film American of Tony Bill released in 2006 . The film, whose story takes place during the First World War , is based on an original screenplay by Phil Sears and Blake Evans (himself taken from an authentic page of this war), and was shot in the United Kingdom. United , in the spring of 2005 .

This is a more recent adaptation of William A. Wellman’s The War ( Lafayette Escadrille ), which was released in 1958 .

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A long engagement Sunday (movie)

A Long Engagement Sunday is a Franco – American film directed by Jean – Pierre Jeunet , released in 2004 . It is the cinematographic adaptation of the novel of the same name by Sébastien Japrisot .

In 2005 , the film receives five César , including that of the best actress in a supporting role for Marion Cotillard .

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Gallipoli (movie)

Gallipoli is an Australian film directed by Peter Weir , released in 1981 .


In May 1915, during the First World War , two Australian friends pledged to fight on the European Front alongside the Allies. They meet in Gallipoli , Turkey , and discover the horrors of war during the Battle of the Dardanelles . Troops, in particular, must deal with a limited and incompetent command which sends them knowingly to death.

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Merry Christmas (movie, 2005)

Merry Christmas is a dramatic film French directed by Christian Carion , released in 2005 .


In the summer of 1914 , the First World War broke out, dragging millions of people into its whirlwind. Nikolaus Sprink has to give up a prestigious tenor career at the Berlin Operaand, moreover, can no longer see or associate with Anna Sörensen, his partner and companion.

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In the West, nothing new (film, 1930)

In the West, nothing new ( All Quiet on the Western Front ) is an American film directed by Lewis Milestone , released on, after the eponymous novel (original title: Im Westen nichts Neues ) by Erich Maria Remarque published in 1929 . In 1990 , In the West, nothing new is selected for the National Film Registry by the National Film Preservation Board for conservation at the US Congressional Library because of its “cultural, historical, or aesthetic significance.” “. He is considered by Martin de Bie as “a real cinematographic bomb and emblem of the commitment to peace. He is […] one of the greatest war movies with a pacifist message. » 1 .

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Reds (movie)

Reds is a movie with Warren Beatty dating back to 1981 with the stars Warren Beatty and Diane Keaton . It revolves around the life of John Reed , the communist activist,journalist , and writer who chronicled the Russian Revolution of 1917 and author of Ten Days Shocking the World (Ten Days That Shook the World) .

Warren Beatty received the Oscar for Best Director for the film. He was also nominated for Best Picture , but lost the benefit of the film Chariots of Fire ( Chariots of Fire ).

In June 2008, the American Film Institute announced its “Ten Top Ten”, the ten best American films in ten different cinematographic genres of American cinema. This ranking is done after surveying 1,500 people in the creative community. Reds is in ninth place of the best movies of the epic genre 1 .

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Dr. Jivago (movie)

Doctor Jivago ( Doctor Zhivago ) is an Italian – American historical melodrama directed by David Lean , released in 1965 . He is the adaptationof Boris Pasternak’s novel .

Renewed according to inflation, Dr. Jivago is the eighth biggest success story in cinema history with $ 1.9 billion in revenue 1 .

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Sverdlov (movie)

Sverdlov ( Яков Свердлов ) is a Soviet biographical, historical and dramatic film of Sergei Yutkevich, released in 1940 .

The film presents the life and activities of Iakov Sverdlov , the third President of the Central Executive Committee 1 .

The director and actor Sergei Yutkevich Leonid Lioubachevski embodying Sverdlov are awarded the Stalin Prize of the II th class in 1941.

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Battleship Potemkin

The Battleship Potemkin (in Russian :  Броненосец “Потёмкин” , Bronenossets “Potiomkin” ) is a silent Soviet film directed by Sergei Eisenstein , released in 1925 . It deals with the mutiny of the battleship Potemkin in the port of Odessa in 1905 , the insurrection and the repression which ensued in the city. The film was banned for a long time in many Western countries because of “Bolshevik propaganda” and “incitement to class violence”. It is considered one of the greatest propaganda filmsall time. He was chosen in 1958 as the best film of all time by 117 international critics at the Universal Exhibition of Brussels 1 , 2 . The film has entered the public domain in most countries of the world.

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The conquest

The Conquest is a French biographical film directed by Xavier Durringer , released onin France, the very day of his presentation at the Cannes Film Festival .

The film evokes the rise to power of Nicolas Sarkozy , from his appointment as Minister of the Interior in 2002 to his election as head of the French state in 2007 . His career is told in the style of a thriller . More generally, the film brings the spectator into the arcane world of politics made of pacts, strategy, betrayals, friendship and, sometimes, love.

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Vincere 1 (in French : conquer ) is a film by Marco Bellocchio released onin Italy and presented in official competition at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival . A biographical film about Benito Mussolini and the rise of Italian fascism , Bellocchio chooses to portray his historical fresco in terms of the life of Duce’s mistress, Ida Dalser , and their adulterous son.

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The wind is rising (film, 2006)

The wind is rising ( The Wind That Shakes the Barley , literally “the wind that shakes barley”) is a British film directed by Ken Loach and released in 2006 .

The film is about the Irish War of Independence ( 1919 – 1921 ) and the Civil War that followed ( 1922 – 1923 ). The original title, The Wind That Shakes the Barley , refers to a poem by Robert Dwyer Joyce , Irish author of the xix th century, which evokes the Irish uprising of 1798 .

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Travel journals

Carnets de voyage ( Diarios de motocicleta ) is a Brazilian, Chilean, American, Peruvian and Argentinian film by Brazilian director Walter Salles , released in 2004 . The script is based on the books of Ernesto “Che” Guevara and Alberto Granado that tell the story of the journey through South America that the two men made in 1952 . Over the course of meetings and social injustices and misery he witnessed, the trip will radically transform the young Che Guevara. The film has been favorably received by the public and critics and has won numerous awards, includingOscar for best original song and two BAFTA Awards .

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Titanic – 1953

The RMS Note 1 Titanic is a British transatlantic liner of the White Star Line built at the initiative of Joseph Bruce Ismay in 1907. It was designed by architects Alexander Montgomery Carlisle and Thomas Andrews of the shipyards Harland & Wolff . Its construction began in 1909 in Belfast and ended in 1912. It was at the time the most luxurious and the largest liner ever built. He belongs to the Olympic class with his two sister ships , Olympic and Britannic . The hull ofTitanic is equipped with sixteen watertight compartments to protect the ship from waterways or major damage, giving it the reputation of being an “unsinkable” liner and, even today, the contemporary media to present it. as one of the safest ships.

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Titanic (movie, 1953)

Titanic is an American film directed by Jean Negulesco and released in 1953 . It tells the stories of various fictional characters during the sinking of the ship Titanic occurred on. This Hollywood blockbuster has bold special effects for the time, and won the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay . It is however little faithful to the reality, especially in comparison with Atlantic, latitude 41 ° , another film devoted to the subject , which leaves five years later.

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The Master of Arms (movie, 2006)

The Master of Arms ( English : Fearless ) is an American – Hong Kong film directed by Ronny Yu , released in 2006 . The film is loosely based on the life of Huo Yuanjia , a martial arts master who defies foreign fighters in high – profile events, at a time when Chinese nationalism is emerging because of Japanese imperialism that erodes the country during last years of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1912), before the birth of the Republic of China .

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The Widow of St. Peter

The Widow of St. Peter is a French film directed by Patrice Leconte , released in 2000 .

The film is based on a true story of murder that took place in Saint Pierre and Miquelon in the xix th century. One of the main themes is the death penalty and rehabilitation. The refined decor, the snowy landscapes, the silences reinforce the dramatic effect. A chronological shift with the real story, places the scenes of the film 40 years before, while Napoleon III comes to power.

The film is filmed in Louisbourg and around Cape Breton .

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The Story of Adèle H.

The Story of Adèle H. is a French film by François Truffaut , released in 1975 . It is the story of an erotomania , a delusional illusion of being loved, the one that suffered the second daughter of Victor Hugo , Adele , as she described in the first two volumes of her diary , dated respectively in 1852 and 1853 and published for the first time in 1968 1and 1971 2 , by the university specialist Frances Vernor Guille.

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Gone with the wind (film)

Gone with the Wind ( Gone with the Wind ) is an American film of Victor Fleming made in 1939 1 , adapted from the homonymous novel by Margaret Mitchell published in 1936 2 . With lead actors Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh , the film tells the story of the young Scarlett O’Hara and the cynical Rhett Butler against the backdrop of the American Civil War . It also features Leslie Howard and Olivia de Havilland .

Written by screenwriter Sidney Howard and rewritten, in a hurry, including by Ben Hecht , the film has received eight Oscars including Best Picture and Best Director .

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Free State of Jones

Free State of Jones is anAmerican dramaticwar moviereleased in2016. The film takes place during theAmerican Civil War. It shows the adventures of anti-slavery deserters inJones County, Mississippi. It is inspired by historical and folkloric events, including the life ofNewton Knight, leader of anagrarianinsurrectional movementat the end of the American Civil War.

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Lincoln (movie, 2012)

Lincoln is an American historical film produced and directed by Steven Spielberg , released in 2012 . This is the adaptation of the book Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin .

The film has been nominated twelve times at the 2013 Oscars, including best film , and its lead performer, Daniel Day-Lewis , has won the Oscar for Best Actor , as well as many other international awards.

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Back to Cold Mountain

Back to Cold Mountain ( Cold Mountain ) is an American film directed by Anthony Minghella released in 2003 ; it is from the book of the same title written by Charles Frazier in 1997. Located during the American Civil War , it tells the story of Ada who settles on a farm with his father, and Inman, a simple worker who undertakes under the flags alongside the Confederates . The day before leaving for Inman’s front, the two young people fall passionately in love.

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Dancing with the wolves

Dance with Wolves ( Dances with Wolves ) or Dances with Wolves in Quebec is an American film directed by Kevin Costner in 1990 1 , 2 . This is an adaptation of the novel of the same name written in 1988 by Michael Blake .

This is one of the most awarded films for a director who is also a producer and main actor of his film. Indeed, he received seven Oscars , three Golden Globes and the Silver Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival.

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Glory (movie, 1989)

Glory is an American film directed by Edward Zwick , released onwhich tells the story of the voluntary 54 th Massachusetts Regiment during the Civil War . The 54 th was the first regiment composed entirely of African Americans enlisted in a northern state (without the officers) that history has instead retained the Buffalo Soldiers .

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Twelve Years a Slave

Twelve Years a Slave (typeset 12 Years a Slave ), or slave for twelve years inQuebec, is adrama historic joint British-Americanproduced and directed bySteve McQueen, released in2013.

This is the adaptation of the autobiography Twelve Years of Slavery by Solomon Northup ( 1853 ); he is played by Chiwetel Ejiofor , accompanied by Michael Fassbender and Lupita Nyong’o in secondary roles. The film is set in the America of the 1840s and tells the story of Northup, a free man African American ( ” free negro ” in English), is kidnapped and sold as a slave in a plantation in Louisiana .

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Amistad is an American historical film directed by Steven Spielberg , released in 1997 . The film is banned under 14 years in the United States.

The film is inspired by authentic facts, a mutiny of a group of African slaves transported aboard La Amistad in 1839 and which has become a symbol of the movement for the abolition of slavery .

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The Sevastopol Defense

The Defense of Sevastopol (Оборона Себастополя) is a historic Russian silent film released in 1911 that traces the defense of the port of Sevastopol by Russian troops during the Crimean War . This is the first feature film released in Russia . It is presented in preview to the Emperor Nicholas II at his palace of Livadia in Crimea , October 26, 1911.

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Victoria: The Young Years of a Queen

Victoria: The Young Years a Queen ( The Young Victoria ) is a movie historic Anglo – American directed by Jean-Marc Vallée and released in 2009 , with Emily Blunt , Rupert Friend and Paul Bettany . This film traces the life of Queen Victoria of England , from her accession to the throne to her union with Prince Albert of Saxe – Coburg – Gotha . It was co-produced by Martin Scorsese and the Duchess of York .

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Elephant Man (movie)

Elephant Man (original title: The Elephant Man ) is a British – American film directed by David Lynch and released in 1980 .

This black and white film is a fictionalized adaptation of the memoirs of Frederick Treves , the doctor who took over Joseph Merrick , nicknamed ” Elephant Man ” because of his many deformities. In the film, the character bears the name “John” Merrick, according to the wrong name in the memories of Treves.

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Young Years of a Queen

The Young Years of a Queen ( Mädchenjahre einer Königin ) is an Austrian film directed by Ernst Marischka and released in 1954 .

Although it describes a different dynasty, this film is often a prelude to the Sissi saga , which will take the same style, the same sets, the same director, and the same actors in almost similar roles.

This is a remake of the German film Mädchenjahre einer Königin directed by Erich Engel in 1936 .

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The Hussard on the roof

The Hussar on the Roof is an adventure novel written by Jean Giono , originally published inpublished by Gallimard 1 . It is part of the “Cycle Hussard”, that is to say, in the order of their writing:

  • The stories of the demi-brigade
  • Angelo
  • Death of a character
  • The Hussard on the roof
  • Crazy Happiness

Because some of the characters of Hussard appear there, the cycle takes the name of stories of the demi-brigade .

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Master and Commander: On the other side of the world

Master and Commander : the other side of the world or Master and Commander: the other side of the world toCanadaFrench (Master and Commander: The Far Side of the Worldin the original version) is amovieAmerican directed byPeter Weirout in2003, inspired by the volumes Master on board , The Surprise , War Fortune , On the other side of the world , The Letter from Mark drawn from the series of 21 historical and maritime novels, The Aubreyades , written by the British novelistPatrick O’Brian.

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Mr N.

Mr N. is a film of Antoine de Caunes , released in 2003 . The story is devoted to the exile to St. Helena and the death of Napoleon and the interrogations that followed.

The opening of the film takes place 19 years later during the exhumation of his tomb on the island, prelude to the return of the ashes of Napoleon to the necropolis of the hotel des Invalides (December 15, 1840 ).

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Colonel Chabert

Colonel Chabert is a short novel by Honoré de Balzac , which appears in its final form in 1844 1 , a first version of the text having appeared in 1832 (under the title The Transaction in the magazine L’Artiste ). It will be again serialized in the literary supplement of the Constitutional in 1847 .

He enters the scenes of the private life of The Human Comedy of which he is one of the leading novels. It is dedicated to Ida du Chasteler , who drew for Balzac the imaginary emblems of the families of La Comédie humaine .

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Farewell to the Queen (movie)

Farewell to the Queen is a French film written and directed by Benoît Jacquot , released in 2012 .

The film, presented at the opening of the Berlinale 2012 1 , is an adaptation of the eponymous novel by Chantal Thomas . It focuses on the chronicle of court life at the Palace of Versailles between the 14th andat the moment when, after the taking of the Bastille , the inhabitants, noblemen as servants, flee this “golden prison”.

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The Englishwoman and the Duke

The Lady and the Duke is a movie Franco – German of Eric Rohmer released in 2001 . It is an adaptation of Grace Elliott’s memoirsin which the author, an English aristocrat living in Paris close to Philippe Égalité , tells the story of how she lived the French Revolution . After La Marquise d’O … (1976) and Perceval the Welsh (1978), it is the third historical film of Éric Rohmer .

For the first time, Eric Rohmer uses digital. He uses an innovative way by asking a painter to produce paintings faithfully representing the Paris of the late xviii th century and using these paintings as a backdrop for outdoor scenes filmed on a green background.

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The French Revolution (film)

The French Revolution is a French historical film by Robert Enrico and Richard T. Heffron, released in 1989 . The film also exists in a longer version, mounted for television .

Realized with a budget of 300 million francs to accompany the celebrations of the bicentenary of the French Revolution , the film was a commercial failure 1 , 2 . It is divided into two parts:

  • “The light years” (directed by Robert Enrico )
  • “The terrible years” (directed by Richard T. Heffron )

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The Black Book (film)

The Black Book (released under the titles Reign of Terror and The Black Book 1 , 2 ) is an American film of Anthony Mann, released in 1949 and located under the French Revolution .

This historical costume film uses the plot features, type of characters and stylistic techniques of a film noir , as well as the thriller 3 atmosphere and many elements of the chase film.

The film is released in France on DVD on March 6, 2012 4 .

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The Chouans

Les Chouans is a novel by Honoré de Balzac published in 1829 by Urbain Canel .

Begun in the autumn of 1828 and almost finished at Fougeres , in the house of General Gilbert de Pommereul , who was the guest of Balzac and who always remained his friend, the novel was first entitled The Guy , then The Chouans or Brittany thirty years ago , before becoming provisionally The Last Chouan . The first edition in 1829 in Urban finally bore the title The Last Chouan or Brittany in 1800 , a reference to the Last of the Mohicans by James Cooper , published three years 1 . In 1834, at Editions Vimont, the title changed again for Les Chouans or Brittany in 1799 . In the Furne edition of 1845 , Les Chouans appears in volume xiii of La Comédie humaine in the Scenes section of the military life .

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The Patriot (movie, 2000)

The Patriot : The Path to Freedom or The Patriot inQuebec( The Patriot ) is aGerman-Americanaction filmdirected byRoland Emmerich, released in2000.

The story is inspired by the lives of Francis Marion said, “The Swamp Fox” and the commander of the British Legion , Banastre Tarleton .

This film reconstructs various scenes from the Battle of Cowpens that took place on January 17, 1781 during the Southern Campaign of the American Revolutionary War .

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Royal Affair

Royal Affair or Royal Liaison inQuebec( En kongelig affære ) is ahistoricaldrama dano-czech, co-written and directed byNikolaj Arcel, released in2012.

It is inspired by the connection between Caroline-Mathilde of Hanover and Johann Friedrich Struensee and adapted from the novel Prinsesse af blodet by Bodil Steensen-Leth.

Presented at the Berlin International Film Festival , the film wins two Silver Bears and is Denmark’s 2013 Oscar winner in the Best Foreign Language Film category .

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Marie-Antoinette (movie, 2006)

Marie Antoinette is a film written and directed by Sofia Coppola based on Antonia Fraser ‘s bookand released in 2006 . He is very inspired by the life of Marie Antoinette ,Archduchess of Austria , Dauphine and Queen of France , by her marriage to the future Louis XVI , King of France . The film covers – in a very personal version – his biography of1 to the revolutionary days of October 1789 .

The film was competing for the Palme d’Or at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival .

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Dangerous relationships

Dangerous Liaisons , subtitled Letters collected in a society and published for the instruction of some others , is an epistolary novel written by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos and published in 1782 .

This major literary work of the xviii th century , which tells the evil duo of two noble manipulators, rakes and libertines of the Enlightenment , is considered a masterpiece of French literature, although it fell in a quasi -oubli during most of the xix th century before being rediscovered in the early xx th . Novel inscribed in the tradition of libertinism of morals illustrated by Crebillon son , novel of psychological analysis in the line of the New Heloise ofJean-Jacques Rousseau , he brings to a degree of perfection the epistolary form: no element is gratuitous, each letter writer has his style and the polyphony of crossed correspondences constructs a drama in four stages with a morally ambiguous conclusion 1 , which continues to fascinate the reader and to encourage many adaptations.

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Amadeus (movie)

Amadeus is an American film directed by Miloš Forman , released in 1984 , and taken again in 2002 in a director’s cut lengthened version of twenty minutes. Adapted from thehomonymous play by Peter Shaffer , who also signs the script for the film, the story is freely inspired by a short play by Pushkin , Mozart and Salieri (1830).

The film was nominated for 53 awards and received 40, including eight Oscars (including the Oscar for Best Picture ), four British Academy Film Awards , four Golden Globes , and a DGA Award . In 1998, the American Film Institute ranked Amadeus 53 th on its top 100 films.

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Barry Lyndon

Barry Lyndon is an Anglo – American historical film written and directed by Stanley Kubrick and released in 1975 . It is adapted from the picaresque novel , Memoirs of Barry Lyndon , William Makepeace Thackeray 1 .

With the lead roles including Ryan O’Neal and Marisa Berenson , the film depicts the fate of a young intriguing Irish penniless in the sumptuous English society of the xviii th century , its social ascent full of audacity and wickedness 2 After marrying a lady who will bring him a considerable fortune and give him a son, to his decay.

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Jack Conway

Jack Conway (sometimes credited John Conway ) is a director , actor and producer American bornin Graceville in Minnesota and diedin Los Angeles in the neighborhood of Pacific Palisades in California ( USA ).

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Jean de la Fontaine, the challenge

Jean de La Fontaine, the challenge is a French film directed by Daniel Vigne , released in 2007 .


September 5, 1661 : Fouquet , the powerful minister of the king, is arrested by order of Jean-Baptiste Colbert ; the young Louis XIV becomes sole master of the kingdom. While the other artists rush to the service of the divine right monarch, only one of them rises to affirm his support for the deposed superintendent: the artist Jean de La Fontaine . Colbert swore to bend the rebel who places art above the king.

Even in misery, La Fontaine will never give up his beliefs. He resists, amuses himself, observes, writes fables, murderous pamphlets against a despotic regime in full decadence.

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Louis, child king

Louis, enfant roi is a French film directed by Roger Planchon , released in cinemas on April 20, 1993 .

The film follows the events of the Fronde from 1648 to 1652 with precision while remaining very theatrical (Planchon being a man of theater). The story is presented through the role of Philip (brother of the king), both protagonist and narrator of the story.

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The Poison Case

The Poison Case is a Franco – Italian film , directed by Henri Decoin , released on the screens in 1955 .

This film reconstructs the famous Poison Case that made headlines in the late 1670s . To write the scenario, which is strictly true to the truth, the authors relied on the authentic archives of the Bastille: they contain the summaries of the interrogations of the trials and the notes taken by the Lieutenant-General of Police, Mr. de the Reynie.

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Captain Alatriste

Captain Alatriste ( Alatriste in original version) is a Spanish adventure film , directed by Agustín Díaz Yanes , with Viggo Mortensen , Elena Anaya , Eduardo Noriega andAriadna Gil , in 2006 . It is the adaptation of the series of historical novels The Adventures of Captain Alatriste by Arturo Pérez-Reverte , consisting of seven books published between 1996 and 2012 and about the adventures of Diego Alatriste, soldier and mercenary in the service of King Philip IV Spain in the xvii th century.

The film was released on in Spain , thein the United States and thein France . He received a mixed reception in the press in France and the United States. The film has won several Goyas awards .

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Cyrano de Bergerac (movie, 1990)

Cyrano de Bergerac is a French film directed by Jean-Paul Rappeneau and released in 1990 . This is an adaptation of the play Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand , withGerard Depardieu in the title role. Directed by Jean-Claude Carrière and Jean-Paul Rappeneau, the adaptation shortens the original text in some places, while enriching the stage and the action, and adding many scenes, usually dumb, that do not appear in the room.

Gérard Depardieu’s film and performance have won numerous awards, most notably at the Césars of 1991, which for the most part were awarded to them.

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Ceddo (movie)

Ceddo is a Franco – Senegalese film written and directed by Ousmane Sembène , released in 1977 1 .

Ceddo is a key film in the work of filmmaker Ousmane Sembène . This film in costume tells an important episode in the history of West Africa . He signs the refusal of a cinema of misery 2 . It is a political film that shows the popular resistance to religious oppression. The film was censored in Senegal between 1979 and 1984 by President Léopold Sédar Senghor under the pretext that Ceddo only takes one d 3 , 4 .

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