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The French Revolution : The Light Years

The French Revolution : The Light Years

A Feature film by Robert Enrico

Produced by Les Films Ariane, Films A2

Release in France : 25/10/1989

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France 2 Cinéma

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With its release timed to coincide with celebrations of the 200th anniversary of the French Revolution (1789-94), this film is actually two films released under one general title.

The first, subtitled The Light Years, covers the period from the first stirrings of the revolution (e.g., the convocation of the Estates General (the pre-revolutionary parliament) by King Louis the Sixteenth, through to the moment when the King throws himself on the mercy of the National Assembly (the post-revolutionary legislature) in 1792.

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Full credits (21)

Assistant directors :

Renaud Alcalde, Frédéric Auburtin, Clément Delage, Marc Jenny

Dialogue Writers :

David Ambrose, Daniel Boulanger

Screenwriters :

Daniel Boulanger, David Ambrose

Sound recordists :

Bernard Le Roux, Jean-Charles Ruault, Claude Villand

Assistant Operator :

Catherine Georges

Production managers :

Edith Colnel, Henri Jaquillard

Assistant editor :

Élisabeth Legrand

Music Composer :

Georges Delerue

Casting :

Margot Capelier

Sound mixers :

Vincent Arnardi, Guillaume Sciama

Location managers :

Jean-Yves Asselin, Catherine Pierrat

Adapter/dialogue writer :

Robert Enrico

Producers :

Alexandre Mnouchkine, Antoine de Clermont-Tonnerre, Denis Heroux, Bodo Scriba

Directors of Photography :

François Catonné, Bernard Zitzermann

Sound Assistant :

Philippe Welsh

Camera Operator :

Jacques Monge

Editors :

Annie Baronnet, Martine Barraqué, Patricia Neny

Production Designer :

Jean-Claude Gallouin

Stunt performers :

Mario Luraschi, Guy Di Rigo, Olivier Vitrant, Daniel Vérité

Costume designer :

Catherine Leterrier

Still Photographer :

Jean-Marie Leroy

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Feature film

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France, Canada, Italy, Germany

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Minority French (France, Canada, Italy, Germany)

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2 h 50 min

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