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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


    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...

    Actors (60)

    Production and distribution (3)

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    Full credits (18)

    Executive Producer :

    Danièle Delorme

    Adaptation :

    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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    France (100.0%)

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    100% French (France)

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    Runtime :

    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