LES CHOUANS

 

THE ROYALISTS
Directed by Henri Calef
Starring : Jean Marais, Madeleine Robinson, Marcel Herrand

 

1946 | 92’ | B&W | OV French | Historical drama | DCP
Film restored in 2008
Rights : International

 

1799. Breton peasants arm themselves for the return of the King and against the Republicans under the orders of Commander Hulot. Marie-Nathalie de Verneuil, an aristocrat, is sent by Joseph Fouché to seduce and capture their leader, the Marquis de Montauran, called ‘le Gars’. Corentin, a scrupulous, ambitious and capable constable, is meant to help her, but instead she falls in love with le Gars.

 

Adapted from the novel by Honoré de Balzac

 

Music by Joseph Kosma
Screenplay by Charles Spaak

 

(Trailer)

Category

Drama