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The French Revolution

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Original title
La révolution française
Running time
360 min.
France France
David Ambrose, Daniel Boulanger, Robert Enrico, Richard T. Heffron, Fred A. Wyler
Georges Delerue
François Catonné, Bernard Zitzermann
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Co-production France-Italy-Germany - West Germany (FRG)-Canada-United Kingdom; Les Films Ariane / Films A2 / Laura Film / Antea Cinematografica / Alcor Films / Alliance Communications Corporation / Ministère de la Culture / Eurimages
Drama | Historical. French Revolution. 18th Century
Synopsis / Plot
A history of the French Revolution from the decision of the king to convene the Etats-Generaux in 1789 in order to deal with France's debt problem. The first part of the movie tells the story from 1789 until August 10, 1792 (when the King Louis XVI lost all his authority and was put in prison). The second part carries the story through the end of the terror in 1794, including the deaths by guillotine of Louis XVI, Marie-Antoinette, Danton, and Desmoulins.
1989: César Awards: Nominated for Best Costume Design
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