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La nuit de Varennes

Ettore Scola Italy, 1982

dionysus67's rating of the film That Night in Varennes

Unjustly underrated period film about the collective effervescence of the French Revolution. Like most productions with an international cast it risks coordination. Its abstention from dramatic excesses delivers an intensely dialogic film with carefully crafted shots and with a stellar cast that traverses the parodic, the human and the tragic with admirable command. Sheer excellence, cinematic and philosophical!