SKU 5256

LA NUIT DE VARENNES (That Night in Varennes) (1982) * with switchable English subtitles *

Ettore Scola Writers: Sergio Amidei (screenplay), Ettore Scola (screenplay) Stars: Jean-Louis Barrault, Marcello Mastroianni, Hanna Schygulla

On 20 June 1791, the king and queen of France try to escape from revolutionary Paris to join monarchist allies outside France. However, they are intercepted and arrested in the town of Varennes. The incident inflames popular distrust and hatred against the monarchy. Linked to this historical event, the film imagines a group of travelers on the same road, including the American patriot Thomas Paine, the noted seducer Casanova, the French novelist Restif de La Bretonne, and one of the queen's ladies-in-waiting. They reflect various attitudes toward the momentous changes taking place around them.

Juin 1791, Louis XVI fuit a bord d'une berline pour gagner la frontiere. Sur le meme chemin, le destin a reuni de bien curieux personnages. Le revolutionnaire Restif de la Bretonne est face a un Casanova vieillissant entoure de royalistes en fuite. A Varennes, Louis XVI et la reine sont arretes ...

DVD-R is in French with switchable English subtitles.  Approx. 151 mins. See film sample for audio and video quality!

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