Summary: Having watched many brilliant French films recently, this one falls far short of the mark. Desperately wanted to like it, but the script was pretty poor, the story not particularly gripping and the acting decidedly wooden in places. Cyrano de Bergerac it isn't. Nice costumes, castles and scenery earns it the 2 stars.
Summary: Oh dear ! I feel an urge to justify this and claim that I'm not a neanderthal who hates subtitles and French films in general ! I think the reasons I stopped watching are two-fold; the acting was very poor, mis-casting was terribly obvious too. It COULD have been an interesting film.
A star in Melanie Thierry and a film of beauty and sensitivity.
5 November 2011
Summary: I wanted to see how a novel written in the 1600s stood up to the rigours of being made into a modern-day film. It is a great success, due in the main to a very good and experienced director in Bertrand Tavernier and to a lovely performance from the beautiful Melanie Thierry, who I am ashamed to say I did not know before viewing this excellent film. She is an actress to watch for the future.