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Lagardère (2003)

The film takes place on the historical background of France in the early 18th century. The brave Lagarder, whose crowning sword makes the most skilled fencers tremble, await incredible, at times, deadly adventures.

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Lagardère / Le Bossu
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Gonzague
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Nevers
Florence Pernel ...
Inès
Clio Baran ...
Aurore
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Cocardasse
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Passepoil
Christian Hecq ...
Peyrolles
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Caylus
Isabelle Caubère ...
Anne
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Flore
Pierre Gérard ...
Le Régent
Florence Muller ...
Jeanne
Frankie Wallach ...
Aurore 10 ans
Patrick Steltzer ...
Capitaine Lorrain
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The film takes place on the historical background of France in the early 18th century. The brave Lagarder, whose crowning sword makes the most skilled fencers tremble, await incredible, at times, deadly adventures.

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24 December 2004 (Hungary)  »

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A Espada da Vingança  »

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Prior to filming, Bruno Wolkowitch spent six months following intensive fencing training. See more »

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Version of El juramento de Lagardere (1955) See more »

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Interesting retelling

A retelling of Paul Feval's Le Bossu, with a number of changes. The intrigue is a little more complex in the uncut version, which allows a greater development of the friendship that develops between Lagardere and the Duc de Nevers. Instead of a gypsy circus, Lagardere hides with Aurore in Spain, taking occasional trips through Europe hunting down the surviving assassins of the Duke, looking for the shadowed killer whose hand was pierced by Lagardere's dagger after stabbing the Duke in the back. The only drawback I found was that the Duke's special fencing move, the Botte de Nevers seemed a little overused in the movie.

A very well done movie with a few twists and turns. Good performances by nearly all the actors (I found Yvon Backe's de Gonzague a little weak), with Clio Baran doing a good job as an Aurore with the wit, wiliness and feistiness of her natural and adoptive fathers. The dialogue is very well written and rendered, but you'll need to know French to understand it.


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