Wonderful Angelic

Wonderful Angelica is a movie Franco – German – Italian , directed by Bernard Borderie from a novel by Anne and Serge Golon , released in 1965 .

Synopsis

The film begins on an incredible scene: Conan Bécher, the inquisitor monk who pleaded against the count de Peyrac, accusing him of witchcraft and condemning him to the flames of the Place de Greve, is pursued in Paris by bandits who drag him in the den of Calembredaine, aka Nicolas. A pyre was prepared to avenge the death of Joffrey; but Beaker, terrified by the idea of the execution that is promised him, dies on the spot, leaving his executioners arms dangling, who, to forget their frustration, hasten to celebrate his death in alcohol.

While all the bandits feast, Angelique languishes in her luxurious room. Nicolas joins her, and failing to make him pass his melancholy, rather tries his luck; Angelique finally yields, ruminating, however, her vengeance against all those who have done her misfortune. Calembredaine and all her band are at pains with their marchioness, which is not the taste of Polak, a jealous prostitute, which fuels a little general discontent against her. When Angelique diverts a dog well known to her during a flight from Barcarole (a dwarf of the Calembredaine troop), her rival takes advantage of this opportunity to enjoin Nicolas to get rid of her, on the pretext that she fricote with the police: indeed, the dog she had known to calm is none other than Sorbonne, the dog of François Desgrez, the lawyer of Joffrey, become policeman. Angelique explains this knowledge, but she did not go unnoticed: the Grand Coërse, rival bandit of Calembredaine, sends one of his emissaries to look for Angélique so that she explains her acquaintance with the police, cheating eyes of these brigands who estimate their pact of more or less not aggression concluded with Calembredaine like broken. Nicolas chooses instead to fight against the emissary. After a fight in which he is a loser, the envoy of Grand Coërse highlights the situation and offers his leader a revenge: they would ally with the police to ambush the band of Calembredaine at the next party. but she did not go unnoticed: the Grand Coërse, a rival bandit of Calembredaine, sent one of his emissaries to get Angelique to explain his acquaintance with the police, cheating in the eyes of these brigands who estimate their pact of more or less non-aggression concluded with Calembredaine as broken. Nicolas chooses instead to fight against the emissary. After a fight in which he is a loser, the envoy of Grand Coërse highlights the situation and offers his leader a revenge: they would ally with the police to ambush the band of Calembredaine at the next party. but she did not go unnoticed: the Grand Coërse, a rival bandit of Calembredaine, sent one of his emissaries to get Angelique to explain his acquaintance with the police, cheating in the eyes of these brigands who estimate their pact of more or less non-aggression concluded with Calembredaine as broken. Nicolas chooses instead to fight against the emissary. After a fight in which he is a loser, the envoy of Grand Coërse highlights the situation and offers his leader a revenge: they would ally with the police to ambush the band of Calembredaine at the next party. cheating in the eyes of these brigands who estimate their pact of more or less no aggression concluded with Calembredaine as broken. Nicolas chooses instead to fight against the emissary. After a fight in which he is a loser, the envoy of Grand Coërse highlights the situation and offers his leader a revenge: they would ally with the police to ambush the band of Calembredaine at the next party. cheating in the eyes of these brigands who estimate their pact of more or less no aggression concluded with Calembredaine as broken. Nicolas chooses instead to fight against the emissary. After a fight in which he is a loser, the envoy of Grand Coërse highlights the situation and offers his leader a revenge: they would ally with the police to ambush the band of Calembredaine at the next party.

As all popular Paris hastens to participate in the festival where actors and other artists demonstrate their arts, Nicolas escapes from the dagger of the emissary of Coërse and commits his people in a battle between the two clans, until the police arrive with reinforcements. He then escapes with Angelique, but does not escape the bullet of one of the policemen, and dies in the arms of Angélique.

Meanwhile, Grand Coërse robbed Calembredaine’s hideout, kidnapping children and wealth, and letting the police catch the prostitutes there and punish them. As the captain of the guard (completely drunk) seeks to take advantage of Angelique’s charms, she asks her permission to pick up her children with the help of her police officers, and promises that she will return afterwards to grant her favors. She recovers her two sons from the bohemians who had sold the youngest, and then entrusts them to the innkeeper of “Coq hardi”.

Angelique, in a moment of reverie, later makes the acquaintance of an amiable young man, who presents himself as the Wind, but is better known under the name of Muddy Poet. He writes pamphlets and is wanted by the police.

Angélique takes the Rooster Hardi she calls “The Red Mask” and thrives this modest hostel, which quickly becomes a chic and famous place. One evening, a dozen masked and drunken courtiers seized Linot, a boy whom Angelique had taken under his wing after the defeat of the Calembredaine clan, and sought to sacrifice him. A duel begins between two courtiers, including the Marquis de Plessis-Bellières (Angelique’s cousin), who refuses this immolation. However, one of them kills the child, the assassin then revealing himself to be the king’s brother. Angelique will soon chase them away, but the bottles they have thrown into the fire soon turn the little tavern into a blaze. Angelique lost everything again, because of the same courtiers who had sworn her loss before,

To avenge herself, Angelique decides to reveal by successive pamphlets (carefully written by the muddy Poet) the names of the courtiers responsible for the fire of her inn and accomplices of the death of Linot; The whole of Paris follows these accusations, which soon alarm the king, who recognizes the grandees of the court and the friends of his brother. Fearing that these pamphlets denounce his brother as the murderer of the child, he offers through François Desgrez money and many benefits to Angélique so that she is silent and realizes her dream: to found a chocolate factory . Later, the muddy Poet will be caught and hanged on Sir’s orders, which Angelique feels responsible.

His chocolate factory quickly becomes a fashionable place and makes Angelique rich and prosperous. However, the beautiful caress a bigger dream: she dreams of returning to the Court and regaining a title of nobility. This ambition quickly gravitates around his cousin the Marquis de Plessis-Bellieres, whom she wants to marry. He confesses that he wants to sell the family property, where he grew up and where he met his cousin: Angelique decides to buy her to offer her as a wedding gift. After many disputes, Angelique is again threatened by the conspirators who, after the arrest of Fouquet, fear being dragged into his fall, because they had concluded with him the pact to kill the king, which had prevented Angelic. They swear his death, but the Marquis de Plessis-Bellières proposes instead go get the cassette (evidence of their plot) that had been hidden in the family property, where took refuge Angelique. She offers him a market: the cassette against his hand. But when passing before the notary to specify the marriage, she changed her mind and fled, while his cousin makes the tape disappear in a nearby pond.

Back in Paris, Angélique is invited (convened, it must be said) as Sancé de Monteloup at the king’s promenade, where his cousin presents it to Louis XIV and asks the monarch his blessing for their marriage. Thus stuck, Angelica is forced to marry his cousin, an idea that finally delighted. For a moment the King seemed to recognize the Countess de Peyrac, but finally changed her mind, and blessed the bride and groom.

Technical sheet

  • Original title: Wonderful Angelica
  • Director: Bernard Borderie
  • Assistant Director: Tony Aboyantz
  • Scenario: Claude Brulé , Bernard Borderie , Francis Cosne , after the novel by Anne and Serge Golon “The Way of Versailles”
  • Dialogue: Daniel Boulanger
  • Sets: René Moulaert
  • Costumes: Rosine Delamare
  • Photography: Henri Persin
  • Sound: René Sarazin
  • Editing: Christian Gaudin
  • Music: Michel Magne
  • Production: Raymond Borderie , Francis Cosne
  • Production Companies :
    •  Francos Films , CICC
    •  FonoRoma
    •  Gloria-Film GmbH
  • Distribution Company: SN Prodis
  • Country of origin: France , Italy and Germany
  • Original language: French
  • Format: Color – 35mm – 2.35: 1 – Mono sound
  • Genre : adventure film , historical film
  • Duration: 100 minutes
  • Release date: France : 

Distribution

  • Michèle Mercier : Angelique de Peyrac
  • Claude Giraud : Philippe de Plessis-Bellière
  • Jean Rochefort : François Desgrez
  • Jean-Louis Trintignant : the muddy poet
  • Giuliano Gemma (VF: Jacques Thébault ) : Nicolas, aka Calembredaine
  • Jacques Toja : Louis XIV
  • Robert Porte : Sir, brother of the King
  • François Maistre : The Prince of Condé
  • Christmas Roquevert : Bourjus
  • Claire Maurier : Ninon of Lenclos
  • The dwarf Roberto (VF: Jacques Balutin ) : Barcarole
  • Ernst Schröder (VF: Philippe Noiret ) : Captain of the Châtelet
  • Denise Provence : Beard
  • Gino Marturano (VF: Roger Rudel ) : Rodogune The Egyptian
  • Rosalba Neri ( (VF: Rosy Varte ) : The Polak
  • Henri Cogan : Cul-de-Bois
  • Nadia Barentin : Jacqueline
  • Jacques Hilling : M ° Molines
  • Charles Régnier : Conan-Bécher
  • Patrick Lemaître : Flipot
  • Elisabeth Ercy : Rosine
  • Dominique Viriot : Linot
  • Pietro Tordi : The Grand Coërse
  • Serge Marquand : Jactance
  • Robert Hoffmann : The knight of Lorraine
  • Michael Münzer : Handsome Boy
  • Malka Ribowska : The Marquise de Brinvilliers
  • Umberto Raho : Sergeant raid
  • Paul Mercey : Balgrain
  • Olivier Hussenot : Tooth remover
  • Raoul Billerey : Gentleman
  • Rico Boïdo : Jean Pourri
  • Carole Lebesque : Colombine
  • Gloria France : mother Bolduc
  • Amedeo Trilli
  • Bourvil : A chocolate reseller
  • Jean-Pierre Castaldi : A chocolate reseller

Filmography of Angelica

The series Angélique , which includes five films made by Bernard Borderie , was a huge commercial success on its release and dozens of times rebroadcast on television since.

  • 1964 : Angelica, Marquise of the angels
  • 1965 : Wonderful Angelic
  • 1966 : Angelique and the Roy
  • 1967 : Indomitable Angelic
  • 1968 : Angelica and the Sultan

See also

Related article

  • Angélique (literary series)

Bibliography

  • Christelle Taraud, ” Angélique et l’Orient: a certain vision of otherness “, Man and Society , Paris, L’Harmattan , vol.  4, o 154 “Popular Cinema and ideologies”p.  9-30 ( read online  [ archive ] )

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