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In 17th century France, cardinal Mazarin's death squad kills young Blanche's parents. She grows up to become a thief and steels a substance called Powder of the Devil and a coded letter that were sent to cardinal Mazarin. He is furious.

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Bernie Bonvoisin
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lou Doillon Lou Doillon ... Blanche de Peronne
Roschdy Zem ... Bonange
Antoine de Caunes Antoine de Caunes ... Le capitaine KKK
Jean Rochefort ... Mazarin
Carole Bouquet ... Anne d'Autriche
José Garcia ... Louis XIV
Antoine Basler Antoine Basler ... L'étranger
Pierre Laplace Pierre Laplace ... Nez-de-Braise
Albert Dray Albert Dray ... Doryphore
Miguel Borrás Miguel Borrás ... Don Pablo
Gérard Depardieu ... D'Artagnan
Daniel Benoin Daniel Benoin ... M. de Péronne
Chick Ortega Chick Ortega ... Kildefer
Isabelle Obispo Isabelle Obispo ... Solange
Amel Djemel ... Madame Chetane
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In 17th century France, cardinal Mazarin's death squad kills young Blanche's parents. She grows up to become a thief and steels a substance called Powder of the Devil and a coded letter that were sent to cardinal Mazarin. He is furious.

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Adventure | Comedy

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

18 September 2002 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Бланш See more »

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Budget:

€14,090,000 (estimated)
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Stereo

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Color
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Catherine Jacob was announced in the casting but finally didn't do the movie. See more »

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Referenced in Paris-Manhattan (2012) See more »

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Actually, I quite liked it.
31 August 2003 | by dagon-the-hereticSee all my reviews

I got this film knowing very little about it. All I knew was that it was a swashbuckling farce and that it seemed to have split viewers. So, with that in mind I watched it. After an extremely harsh opening, the tale opens out into a fairly lighthearted romp, full of smutty jokes and single entendres. You'll never look at candles the same way again, I can tell you!

The film is in no ways perfect, but as a piece of light relief it doesn't overstay it's welcome and cheered me up when I had a heavy dose of Flu. The relationship between the characters is a little blurred to start with, but if you have a brain and can concentrate you'll not have much problem with the movie. The fight scenes are also quite interesting. Rather than follow the modern convention of tightly edited shots and HK influenced camerawork you get a fairly documentary approach. I found this quite refreshing.

Overall, not bad. Not great, but worth a watch.


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