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Ridicule

By bérengère gelé
29/01/2007

Ridicule, Patrice Leconte
avec Charles Berling, Jean Rochefort, Fanny Ardant


A poor nobleman has a plan to rid his homeland of its disease infested swamp. To do this he needs backing and so heads to the court of King Louis XV1 in a bid to solicit aid. He soon discovers that the worthiness of the plan itself will not grant him an audience with the King, at Versailles the sharpnesss of one’s wit is what gets you noticed.

Patrice Leconte’s lavish, superbly written costume drama was a BAFTA winner for best foreign language film, winner of four Cesars (French Oscars) and nominated for both an Oscar and the Palm D’Or.

 With such films as The Hairdresser's Husband and Monsieur Hire, Leconte has built a reputation as one of the most respected and versatile French directors.

 Bonus Feature – ‘The Story of Ridicule’

Release Date: 29 January 2007

RRP: £19.99

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