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This film is a historical fresco about the French Revolution, retracing the first years of this period (1789-1793), focusing in particular on the role and perception by his contemporaries of King Louis XVI in the tumults that shake France and which bring the end of the society of Ancien Régime. The film shows historical figures of this moment, such as Robespierre, Marat, Desmoulins or Danton, in a very young National Assembly, which is then constitutive. See more »
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Ah ! ça ira
Words by de Ladré & Music by Bécourt See more »
I found this heavy going. There were a lot of incidents casually inserted that I felt I ought to understand, but didn't. Maybe if I had gone to school in France I would? Example, the black horse without a saddle or harness in the street fighting that came up to Waht's-er-name. What was that meant to portray?
If you knew nothing of the French revolution you would find this a very difficult film, but (knowing a bit but not enough) I found it frustrating.
The photography and the sense of reality is excellent however.
The English-language subtitles often overwrite the original film's captions, which is difficult. And the French dialogue is far too rapid and far too colloquial for me to follow.
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