The other day, I stumbled upon a captivating movie titled La Révolution française. This 1989 French-Italian historical drama film directed by Robert Enrico and Richard T. Heffron is a two-part, nearly 5-hour epic film that tells the story of the French Revolution from 1789 to 1794. The film stars an ensemble cast including Jane Seymour (Marie Antoinette), Peter Ustinov (Comte de Mirabeau), and Sam Neil (Marquis de Lafayette). It is a French-language film with English subtitles.
Just the fact that it is en français sold me. When I saw that both parts were available on Prime Video for rent or sale, I decided to buy rather than rent because I knew that I wanted to not only be able to take my time watching the film but to further use it as a way of improving my French language skills.
The film was released to mixed reviews. Some critics praised its epic scope and historical accuracy, while others criticized its slow pace and lack of focus. The film was also a box office disappointment, grossing only $4.8 million worldwide.
Despite its mixed reception, La Révolution française is a significant film in cinema history. It is one of the few films to have attempted to tell the story of the French Revolution. The film is also notable for its use of period costumes and sets, some of the most accurate ever seen in a movie.
La Révolution française is a long, complex film that is not for everyone. However, it is a rewarding film for those interested in the French Revolution or historical epics. The film is well-made and well-acted, providing a fascinating glimpse into one of the most important events in modern history.
Here are some of the things that I liked about the film:
- The film’s epic scope. The film covers a vast amount of time and territory, and it does so in a comprehensive and engaging way.
- The film’s historical accuracy. The film was made with the help of a team of historians, and it is one of the most accurate depictions of the French Revolution ever made.
- The film’s use of period costumes and sets. The film’s costumes and sets are some of the most accurate ever seen, and they help create a truly immersive experience for the viewer.
- The film’s acting. The film features an ensemble cast of talented actors giving solid performances.
- The language : Bien sûr, c’est en français !
Warning: The film is quite violent, and that may be too much for some viewers. Spoiler alert! Some people lose their heads
Overall, I think La Révolution française is a good film. It is well-made and well-acted, providing a fascinating glimpse into one of the most important events in modern history.