The Night of Varennes

The Night of Varennes is a historical Franco – Italian film directed by Ettore Scola , released in 1982 , recounting the escape and arrest in Varennes of King Louis XVI andMarie Antoinette in 1791 .

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Synopsis

In Paris , in June 1791 , the libertine writer Restif de La Bretonne witnessed the departure, in the middle of the night and from the Palais Royal, of a mysterious carriage. Intrigued, Restif starts chasing him with Giacomo Casanova . He soon discovers that this coach is trying to join another party earlier and whose occupants are nothing less than the members of the royal family …

Technical sheet

  • Original title: The Night of Varennes
  • Italian title: Il mondo nuovo
  • Title: That Night in Varennes
  • Director: Ettore Scola
  • Scenario: Sergio Amidei and Ettore Scola based on Catherine Rihoit’s novel La Nuit de Varennes or Impossible is not French ( Éditions Ramsay , 1982 1 )
  • Dialogue Advisor: Simon Mizrahi
  • Historical Advisor: Claude Manceron
  • Assistants: Paola Scola, Francesco Lazotti, Renald Calcagni, Gaspare Di Caro , Philippine Leroy Beaulieu .
  • Sets: Dante Ferretti , Pierre Guffroy
  • Set designer: Pierre Lefait
  • Costumes: Gabriella Pescucci
  • Photography: Armando Nannuzzi
  • Sound: Michel Barlier, Remo Ugolinelli
  • Editing: Raimondo Crociani
  • Music: Armando Trovajoli
  • Producers: Daniel Toscan du Plantier , Lise Fayolle (associate producer), Giorgio Silvagni (associate producer)
  • Executive Producer: Renzo Rossellini
  • Executive producer: Claudio Mancini
  • Production Direction: Charlotte Fraisse, Giorgio Scotton
  • Production Companies: Gaumont (France), FR3 Cinema (France), Opera Films Produzione (Italy)
  • Original distribution company: Gaumont Distribution (France)
  • Country of origin: France , Italy
  • Shooting languages: French , Italian
  • Format: 35 mm – color by Eastmancolor – 2.35: 1 Technovision – monophonic sound
  • Genre: Pageant
  • Duration: 144 min ↔ 154 min 2
  • Release date :  
  • (en) Classifications CNC : all audiences, Arthouse (operating visa o 53473 issued)

Distribution

  • Jean-Louis Barrault : Nicolas Edme Restif of La Bretonne
  • Marcello Mastroianni : Giacomo Casanova , Knight of Seingalt
  • Hanna Schygulla : Countess Sophie de la Borde, daughter-in-law of Jean-Joseph de Laborde
  • Harvey Keitel (VF: Heinz Bennent ) : Thomas Paine
  • Jean-Claude Brialy : Mr. Jacob
  • Andrea Ferreol : me Adelaide Gagnon
  • Michel Vitold : From Florange
  • Laura Betti : Virginia Capacelli
  • Enzo Jannacci : the Italian mountebank
  • Pierre Malet : Émile Delage, the revolutionary student
  • Daniel Gélin : From Wendel
  • Hugues Quester : Jean-Louis Romeuf
  • Dora Doll : Nanette Precy
  • Jean-Louis Trintignant : Mr. Sauce
  • Michel Piccoli : Louis XVI
  • Éléonore Hirt : Queen Marie Antoinette
  • Caterina Boratto : me Faustina
  • Didi Perego : me Sauce
  • Evelyne Dress : Agnès, the daughter of Restif de La Bretonne
  • Vernon Dobtcheff : the judge at the seizure
  • Aline Messe : Marie-Madeleine, Sophie’s black maid
  • Yves Collignon : Drouet
  • Roger Trapp : the blacksmith of Meaux
  • Agnes Nobecourt : Hubertine, daughter of me Faustina
  • Patrick Osmond: the commander of the National Guard
  • Jacques Peyrac
  • Claude Legros
  • Maurice Jacquemont
  • Ugo Fangareggi
  • Annie Belle
  • Fausto Di Bella
  • Jacques Zanetti
  • Antonella Cancellieri
  • Robert Nogaret
  • Bruno Du Louvat ( Bruno Staab ): Gabriel Vallé, a messenger
  • Noelle Mesny
  • Jeanne Carré
  • Jeanne Tatu
  • Albert Michel
  • Enrico Bergier

Notes and references

  1. ↑ 312 pages ( ISBN  2859562605 ) .
  2. ↑ Duration announced by the CNC .

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