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1789 (Film, 1974) (PAL)



1789 (Film, 1974) (PAL)

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A film by Ariane Mnouchkine

Following the Champ de Mars massacre on July 17th 1791, some comedians decide to re-enact the main events of the previous years : from the summoning of the Estates-General to the proclamation of the martial law, through the Storming of the Bastille, the Great Fear, and the abolition of feudalism. With intense zest and enthusiasm, they try to show the dashing of hopes, the bursting of joy quickly followed by the collapse of the dreams of equality. To this end, the comedians use all the theatrical forms they have at hand, pantomime, tragedy, puppetry, opera buffa, and they incarnate the people, the richer and the poorer, who made 1789 such a decisive year, all the while illustrating what Saint-Just once said : « The Revolution stops when perfect happiness is reached »

Théâtre du Soleil

- “1789 – 40 years later”, a film by Stefano Missio
- Original documentary retracing the show and the movie’s creation (interview with Ariane Mnouchkine and some of the actors, archive footage, etc.)
- 36-page booklet : texts on the French Revolution and the Théâtre du Soleil Photos and illustrations by Martine Franck/Magnum, Massimo Vitali…


Picture format: PAL 16:9
Sound format: Dolby Digital Mono 2.0
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Audio language: French
Subtitles: English
Running time: 146 mins (film) + 48 mins (bonus)
No. of DVDs: 2 (x1 DVD 9 + x1 DVD 5)

Label: Bel Air Classiques

Catalogue No: BAC112

Barcode: 3760115301122

Distribution Note(s):

Available Worldwide

Release Date: 03/2017

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