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Let Joy Reign Supreme

Let Joy Reign Supreme

A Feature film by Bertrand Tavernier

Produced by Les Productions de la Guéville, Fildebroc Productions, Universal Pictures (France)

Release in France : 26/03/1975

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Executive Producers :

Les Productions de la Guéville, Fildebroc Productions, Universal Pictures (France)

French distribution :

Cinema International Corporation (CIC)

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France, 1719.  Four years after the death of the Sun King Louis XIV, the reins of power are held by the regent, Philippe d’Orléans.  Both libertarian and libertine, the regent is a man of profound contradictions.  He sympathises with the plight of his people, agonises over the state of his country – which is close to bankruptcy – but is powerless to change things.  His right-hand man is the ambitious Abbé Dubois, a man of even lower moral standards, a devout atheist who blasphemes at the altar by day and indulges in the most obscene orgies by night.   Meanwhile, the Marquis de Pontcallec, an impoverished noble, is stirring up an uprising in Brittany, in protest against the imposition of heavy taxes and the violation of a treaty between the province and France.  To appease the English and further his own ambitions to become archbishop, Dubois coerces Philippe d’Orléans into quashing the rebellion and executing Pontcallec...

Full credits (18)

Executive Producer :

Danièle Delorme

Adapters/dialogue writers :

Jean Aurenche, Bertrand Tavernier

Associate Producer :

Yves Robert

Director of Photography :

Pierre-William Glenn

Assistant Operator :

Richard Andry

Editor :

Armand Psenny

Production Designer :

Pierre Guffroy

Costume designer :

Jacqueline Moreau

Still Photographers :

Georges Pierre, Bernard Prim

Assistant directors :

Laurent Heynemann, Claude Othnin-Girard

Producer :

Michelle de Broca

Screenwriters :

Jean Aurenche, Bertrand Tavernier

Sound Recordist :

Michel Desrois

Production Manager :

Alain Belmondo

Continuity supervisor :

Alice Ziller

Music Composer :

Antoine Duhamel

Sound Mixer :

Maurice Gilbert

Location Manager :

Philippe Desmoulins

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Feature film

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Historical, Drama

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100% French

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1 h 54 min

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Posters (1)



French Syndicate of Cinema Critics - 1975

French Syndicate of Cinema Critics (1975)


French Syndicate of Cinema Critics Price