Let Joy Reign Supreme, is a detailed and character-dense look at French monarchy, diplomacy and debauchery on the threshold of bloody insurrection. Philippe Noiret plays the infamous Philippe d’Orleans, uncrowned king of a nation divided by appalling poverty and riddled with conspiracy.
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A burlesque film and funny social / moral satire around politics, hypocrisy, power, sex and demonic ambitions. It features an important gallery of classic french actors, all at ease with their role. If many claim that « coup de torchon » is Tavernier’s best, this one is definitely worth watching.