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That Night in Varennes

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Original title
Il mondo nuovo
Year
Running time
131 min.
Country
Italy Italy
Director
Screenwriter
Sergio Amidei, Ettore Scola (Novel: Catherine Rihoit)
Music
Armando Trovajoli
Cinematography
Armando Nannuzzi
Cast
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Producer
Co-production Italy-France; Opera Film Produzione / France 3 (FR 3) / Gaumont
Genre
Drama | Historical. French Revolution. 18th Century
Synopsis / Plot
June 1791. When the controversial novelist Restif de la Bretonne sees Queen Marie-Antoinette’s lady-in-waiting secretly leaving Paris one evening, he concludes that King Louis XVI and his family have already fled the capital. Determined to satisfy his curiosity, he sets off in pursuit, and, en route, meets none other than the one-time master seducer, Casanova. Somehow, the two men find themselves in the same coach as the queen’s lady-in-waiting, along with the American patriot, Thomas Paine. As the coach makes its way towards the town of Metz, the travellers discover that they are following the same route as another coach carrying the royal family…
Awards
1982: Cannes Film Festival: Nominated for Palme d'Or (Best Film)
1982: David di Donatello Awards: Best Screenplay, Costume Design and Production Design
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