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The French Revolution : The Terrible Years

The French Revolution : The Terrible Years

A Feature film by Richard Heffron

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 second film, The Terrible Years, covers the time from the King's execution through the years of "the terror," during which anyone might be executed by the newly invented guillotine, concluding with the execution of the firebrand Robespierre and the end of the terror in 1794).

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    Actors (57)

    Production and distribution (5)

    Executive Producers :

    Les Films Ariane, Films A2

    Foreign production companies :

    Les Productions Alliance, Alcor Films, Laura Film, Rai - Radiotelevisione Italiana, Antea

    French distribution :

    Ariane Distribution

    Co-production :

    France 2 Cinéma

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    TF1 Studio, Tamasa Distribution

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    Full credits (21)

    Assistant directors :

    Renaud Alcalde, Frédéric Auburtin, Clément Delage, Marc Jenny

    Dialogue Writers :

    David Ambrose, Daniel Boulanger

    Sound recordists :

    Jean-Charles Ruault, Bernard Le Roux, Claude Villand

    Directors of Photography :

    François Catonné, Bernard Zitzermann

    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

    Foreign Producer :

    Denis Héroux

    Producers :

    Alexandre Mnouchkine, Antoine de Clermont-Tonnerre, Bodo Scriba

    Screenwriter :

    David Ambrose

    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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    Coproducer countries :

    France, Canada, Germany, Italy

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    Minority French (France, Canada, Germany, Italy)

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    Runtime :

    2 h 44 min

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