Austerlitz (movie)

Austerlitz is a French film directed by Abel Gance released in 1960 .

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Synopsis

The narrative describes the period of European history, from the signing of the Amiens Peace to the Battle of Austerlitz , the. Are described in particular:

  • The case of the Duc d’Enghien
  • The coronation of Napoleon er
  • The projects proposed by Robert Fulton

Technical sheet

  • Title: Austerlitz
  • Director: Abel Gance
  • Collaboration with the realization: Roger Richebé
  • Scenario: Abel Gance , Nelly Kaplan and Roger Richebé
  • Photography: Henri Alekan , Robert Juillard
  • Music: Jean Ledrut
  • Sound: Pierre-Louis Calvet
  • Sets: Jean Douarinou
  • Costumes: Ferdinand Junker , Elisabeth Simon , Léon Zay
  • Makeup: Hagop Arakelian , Igor Keldich
  • Editing: Leonide Azar , Yvonne Martin , assisted by Kenout Peltier
  • Assistants-director: Nelly Kaplan , Pierre Lary , Louis Pascal
  • Photographers: Roger Forster , Raymond Voinquel
  • Production: Alexander Salkind , Michael Salkind
  • Production Companies: International Film Production Company (CIPRA), Lyre Films, Galatea Film, Michael Arthur Films, Dubrava Film
  • Country: France , Italy , Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia , West Germany
  • Genre: History
  • Shooting languages: French, Russian, German
  • Format: Colors ( Eastmancolor ) – 2.35: 1 (Dyaliscope) – mono – 35 mm
  • Duration: 166 minutes (2:46)
  • Release date :
    • France –

Distribution

  • Pierre Mondy : Napoleon Bonaparte
  • Jean Marais : Lazare Carnot
  • Martine Carol : Josephine de Beauharnais
  • Elvire Popesco : Lætitia Bonaparte
  • Georges Marchal : Jean Lannes
  • Vittorio De Sica : Pope Pius VII
  • Michel Simon : Alboise (from Pontoise , Seine-et-Oise )
  • Rossano Brazzi : Lucien Bonaparte
  • Claudia Cardinale : Pauline Bonaparte
  • Leslie Caron : Elizabeth The Michaud of Arçon de Vaudey
  • Ettore Manni : Murat
  • Jack Palance : General Franz von Weyrother
  • Daniela Rocca : Caroline Bonaparte
  • Orson Welles : Robert Fulton
  • Nelly Kaplan : Mrs Recamier
  • Jean-Louis Trintignant : Ségur son
  • Lucien Raimbourg : Joseph Fouché
  • Rowland Bartrop : Horatio Nelson
  • Anna Moffo : The Grassini
  • Janez Vrhovec : François I er , Emperor of Austria
  • Guy Haurey : Friant
  • Jean Mercury : Talleyrand
  • Anna Maria Ferrero : Elisa Bonaparte
  • Anthony Stuart : William Pitt
  • Maurice Teynac : Schulmeister
  • Henri Vidon : Fox
  • Jacques Castelot : Cambaceres
  • Guy Delorme : General Exelmans
  • Louis Eymond : Lebrun
  • Jean-Louis Horbette : Constant , the valet of Napoleon
  • Pierre Tabard : General Andrault, Count of Langeron
  • Claude Carliez : Margaron
  • Polycarp Pavloff : Kutuzov
  • Jean-François Rémi : Duroc
  • Jean-Marc Bory : Soult
  • Georges Demas : Daumesnil
  • André Randall : Whitworth
  • André Certes : Berthier
  • Antoine Baud : Bernadotte
  • Jean Berger : Hedouville
  • Raoul Billerey : Savary
  • Jean-Louis Richard : Alexander st , Czar of Russia
  • Pierre Marteville : Joseph Bonaparte
  • Pierre Peloux : Daru
  • Davout of Auerstaedt : Louis Nicolas Davout
  • Claude Conty : Dolgorukov
  • Henri Cote
  • Henri-Jacques Huet
  • André Oumansky
  • Dominique Zardi
  • Robert Lepagès
  • Sophie Daria
  • Hugues Wanner
  • Fernand Fabre
  • Jean Degrave
  • José Squinquel

Around the film

  • The film was shot in the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia : a studio was set up in Belgrade’s largest exhibition hall , and battle scenes were supported by the Yugoslav army.
  • In line with Abel Gance’s Pharaonic Napoleonic project , Austerlitz can be considered as the third of the six components initially envisaged. The film evokes primarily the causes of the confrontation during the st part, and the battle itself. It begins shortly before the Consulate for life (1802) through the coronation of the Emperor, a year exactly before.
  • From a huge budget that bankrupted the production company that accepted it, the film only had 335,000 viewers in 42 weeks.

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