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7.6/10 IMDb

Release date  1989
Initial release  10 May 1989 (Spain)
Producer  Alexandre Mnouchkine
3.9/5 AlloCine

Music by  Georges Delerue
Running time  360 min
Music director  Georges Delerue
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Directed by  Robert Enrico, Richard T. Heffron
Screenplay by  David Ambrose, Daniel Boulanger
Country  France, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom and Canada
Directors  Robert Enrico, Richard T. Heffron
Screenplay  Robert Enrico, Richard T. Heffron, David Ambrose, Daniel Boulanger, John Eskow
Cast  Jane Seymour, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Jean‑François Balmer, François Cluzet, Sam Neill
Similar  Klaus Maria Brandauer movies, French Revolution movies, Historical movies

La Révolution française is a two-part film, co-produced by France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom and Canada. The first part, titled La Révolution française: les Années lumière (The French Revolution: Years of Hope) was directed by Robert Enrico. The second part, La Révolution française: les Années terribles (The French Revolution: Years of Rage), was directed by Richard T. Heffron. The full movie runs at 360 minutes, but the edited-for-television version is slightly longer.

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The film was produced in 1989 for the 200th anniversary of the French Revolution. It purports to tell a faithful and neutral story of the Revolution, from the calling of the Estates-General to the death of Maximilien de Robespierre. The film had a large budget (300 million francs) and boasted an international cast. It was shot in French, German and English.

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Reception

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The film was generally considered quite historically accurate. Among the few departures from the historical facts, the executioner Charles-Henri Sanson was shown executing both Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette. The elder Sanson actually executed only Louis XVI; it was his son who executed Marie-Antoinette.

Some critics pointed, however, that the film suffered from its neutrality, which resulted in a lack of point of view and in some incoherence. The first part, which dealt with a rather complex historical subject, was also criticized for its disjointed pacing. The second part was considered more gripping and dramatic. Jean-François Balmer received great praise for his portrayal of a rather sympathetic Louis XVI, and Andrzej Seweryn was considered very convincing as Robespierre.

The film was not a box office success in France, as the celebrations for the Revolution's bicentennial did not attract much attention.

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References

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