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Fanfan (2003)

Fanfan la Tulipe (original title)
In this 2003 remake of the classic 1952 French film, Fanfan la Tulipe is a swashbuckling lover who is tricked into joining the army of King Louis XV by Adeline La Franchise, who tells Fanfan that by doing so, he will eventually marry one of the king's daughters.

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Gérard Krawczyk
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vincent Perez ... Fanfan la Tulipe
Penélope Cruz ... Adeline La Franchise
Didier Bourdon ... Louis XV
Hélène de Fougerolles ... Mme de Pompadour
Michel Muller ... Tranche Montagne
Philippe Dormoy Philippe Dormoy ... Fier-à-bras
Jacques Frantz ... La Franchise
Gérald Laroche Gérald Laroche ... Corsini
Guillaume Gallienne ... La Houlette
Gilles Arbona Gilles Arbona ... Le maréchal
Jean-Pol Dubois Jean-Pol Dubois ... L'aumônier
Yves Pignot Yves Pignot ... Guillaume
Jean-François Lapalus Jean-François Lapalus ... L'oncle de Lison
François Chattot François Chattot ... Le curé
Jacques Dynam ... Chaville
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In this 2003 remake of the classic 1952 French film, Fanfan la Tulipe is a swashbuckling lover who is tricked into joining the army of King Louis XV by Adeline La Franchise, who tells Fanfan that by doing so, he will eventually marry one of the king's daughters. Written by Adam Blinkinsop

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Official Sites:

official site [France]

Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

14 May 2003 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Fanfan See more »

Filming Locations:

Monpazier, Dordogne, France See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

€21,740,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,070, 23 July 2006

Gross USA:

$28,419
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Fujicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Philippe Haïm was approached to direct the movie but turned it down. See more »

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Remake of Fanfan la Tulipe (1952) See more »

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No work of art, not a total disaster...
5 September 2005 | by karmabuonaSee all my reviews

If you don't go in expecting too much, this film is a pleasant way to pass some time. It is certainly no great work of art. Didn't see the original so can't comment on that score. Furthermore, don't really speak French (although enough to understand that Italian subtitled version missed large chunks of dialect), so Cruz's reportedly bad accent was lost on me. It is undoubtedly clichéd, lacking in any original ideas or concepts, and has gaping plot holes.

However, that said, it has no pretensions of being anything more sophisticated than what it sets out to be. My advice would be to enjoy it for what it's meant to be: fun, swashbuckling, mildly amusing entertainment with two luscious-looking stars. In fact, just watching Perez and Cruz alone make the whole thing worthwhile.


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