The daughter of d’Artagnan

The D’Artagnan’s Daughter is a swashbuckler film French directed by Bertrand Tavernier , released in 1994 with Sophie Marceau , Philippe Noiret and Claude Rich . The script is inspired by the two novels Les Trois Mousquetaires and his sequel Twenty years after by Alexandre Dumas


In the autumn of 1654, the young and fiery Eloise, daughter of the heroic Gascon captain d’Artagnan , worthy of her father in the handling of the sword , attends in her boarding school-convent the murder of the mother superior by the bad duke of Crassac and the woman in red, Eglantine de Rochefort, who engage in black slave trade from Africa to the Americas and to the coffee trade . She believes she guesses a plot against the young and future King Louis XIV and runs to Parisask his father for help and warn the young king and his prime minister , Cardinal Regent Jules Mazarin .

She provoked a hunt in which her father and her faithful brettant friends , the Three Musketeers Aramis , Athos , Porthos , although all retired from the service of the Musketeers of the King, returned to the service to help him in this paladin mission .

Technical sheet

  • Title: The daughter of d’Artagnan
  • Director: Bertrand Tavernier (and Riccardo Freda for the first days of shooting, uncredited)
  • Scenario: Bertrand Tavernier , Jean Cosmos and Michel Leviant , based on an idea by Riccardo Freda and Éric Poindron
  • Inspired by the novels Les Trois Mousquetaires and the sequel Twenty years after by Alexandre Dumas
  • Production: Véronique Bourboulon for Little Bear
  • Photography: Patrick Blossier
  • Music: Philippe Sarde
  • Editing: Ariane Bœglin
  • Sets: Geoffroy Larcher
  • Costumes: Jacqueline Moreau
  • Duration: 129 minutes
  • Release date : 
  • Genre: Cloak and Sword Movie


  • Sophie Marceau : Eloise d’Artagnan
  • Philippe Noiret : d’Artagnan
  • Claude Rich : Duke Clovis of Crassac
  • Sami Frey : Aramis
  • Jean-Luc Bideau : Athos
  • Raoul Billerey : Porthos
  • Charlotte Kady : Eglantine of Rochefort
  • Nils Tavernier : Quentin
  • Luigi Proietti : Mazarin
  • Stéphane Legros : Louis XIV
  • Jean-Paul Roussillon : Planchet
  • Pascale Roberts : the superior mother
  • Emmanuelle Bataille : Sister Felicite
  • Christine Pignet : Sister Céline
  • Fabienne Chaudat : Sister Fredégonde
  • Josselin Siassia : The Negro
  • Jean-Claude Calon : the slave
  • Maria Pitarresi : Olympus
  • Jean Martinez : the duke of Longueville
  • Patrick Rocca : Bargas
  • Michel Alexandre : the halberdier
  • Fanny Aubert : Sister Huguette
  • Grégoire Barachin : the first student fencer
  • Jean-Pierre Bouchard : the conspirator
  • Daniel Breton : the recruiting sergeant
  • Canto e Castro : the singing master monk
  • Vanina Delannoy : the first courtesan
  • Raymond Faucher : the painter
  • Filipe Ferrer : Conti
  • Guilherme Filipe : the Duke of Condé
  • Philippe Flotot : the Spanish ambassador
  • Adrien Frank : the younger brother
  • Jean-Claude Frissung : the doctor
  • Yves Gabrielli : the right man
  • Michel Ganz : the farmer
  • Albert Goldberg : the acolyte
  • José Gomes : the Duke of Beaufort
  • Laure Guillaume : the second courtesan
  • Françoise Johannel : the harpist
  • João Lagarto : Jules
  • Philippe Lazoore : the first master
  • Jean-Pierre Lebrun : the lackey
  • Emmanuel Legrand : the postmaster
  • François Levantal : the player courtier
  • Mario Luraschi : the henchman
  • André Maia : the Duke of Conflans
  • Jean-Sébastien Pinel : the second student fencer
  • Carole Apples : Sister Germaine
  • Rémy Riflade : the police officer
  • François Sinapi : Riccardo
  • Séverine Truquet : the servant
  • Sylvie Vandenhelsen : Anne of Austria
  • Lionel Vitrant : the dying
  • Vincent Dumestre , Eric Martinez and François Nicolet : the musicians

Filming Locations

The cuisine of the castle of Beynac served as a backdrop for the film

The film was shot :

  • in the garden of the gods, saint sacerdos cathedral, Sarlat-la-Canéda ,
  • at the castle of Biron ,
  • at the castle of Beynac ,
  • at Maisons-Laffitte Castle ,
  • at the castle of Vaux-le-Vicomte ,
  • in Portugal .

Around the film

  • Scriptwriter and producer of the film by his company Little Bear , Bertrand Tavernier conceived it as a tribute to the cinema of series B , by the abundance of the action, the rhythm, the situations supported and a slight shift, the heroes of yesteryear appearing like old, nice, but a little old-fashioned badmouths. He entrusted Riccardo Freda , an Italian veteran of the genre, with the idea of the film, which he admired a lot and had not shot for 14 years. But from the beginning of the shooting, this one, 84 years old, proved unable to pursue it. Tavernier had to replace him at short notice.
  • The title suggests that the main role should be held by Sophie Marceau while her dialogues are rather meager. She complained, demanding close-ups and demanding that we cut the other actors. “My audience does not like old people! He only wants to see me! “She asserts a flabbergasted Tavernier 1 .
  • You can hear a music by Philippe Sarde taken from the movie Room service by Georges Lautner .
  • 2 nominations for César 1995 : Best Supporting Actor for Claude Rich , Best Music for Philippe Sarde .

Notes and references

  1. ↑ Jean-Claude Raspiengeas, Bertrand Tavernier , Flammarion,p.  433

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