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The French Calvinists

The French Calvinists

A Feature film by René Allio

Produced by O.R.T.F.

Release in France : 03/02/1972

    Synopsis

    Les Camisards brings events to the screen from the period in French history in which King Louis XIV ordered all Protestants to convert to Catholicism. The film begins just after the revocation of the Edict of Nantes (1598-1685), a proclamation that had granted official toleration to Protestants. Rather than being a sweeping epic, this film examines the fight of a small group of Protestants for survival in the mountainous Cevennes region. Some of the story is told using excerpts from the diary kept by an actual participant in the conflict. This movie is notable for its period authenticity and historical accuracy; it does not try to make the story into an analogy for modern issues, and the characters' concerns are correct for their time.

    Actors (26)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Executive Producer :

    O.R.T.F.

    French distribution :

    Planfilm

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Shellac

    TV Broadcasts: Cumulative total

    TV broadcasts: details by country

    Full credits (11)

    Executive Producer :

    Eric Geiger

    Dialogue Writer :

    René Allio

    Director of Photography :

    Denys Clerval

    Editor :

    Sylvie Blanc

    Music Composers :

    Michel Sanvoisin, Philippe Arthuys

    Still Photographer :

    Claude Schwartz

    Assistant Director :

    Marco Pico

    Screenwriters :

    René Allio, Jean Jourdheuil

    Sound Recordist :

    Bernard Aubouy

    Production designers :

    Nicole Rachline, Christine Laurent

    Costume designer :

    Christine Laurent

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Historical

    Production language :

    French

    Production country :

    France

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    100% French (France)

    Production year :

    1970

    French release :

    03/02/1972

    Runtime :

    1 h 30 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    37671

    Visa issue date :

    26/01/1980

    Approval :

    Unknown

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    1.66

    Audio format :

    Mono