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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


    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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    France 2 Cinéma

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    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

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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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