Fanfan la tulipe

Fanfan la tulipe

DVD - 2008 | French
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In eighteenth-century France, Fanfan joins King Louis XV's army to avoid a forced marriage to a local woman and finds himself trying to get out of sticky situations with a fortune teller imposter.
Publisher: [United States] : The Criterion Collection, 2008
Edition: Special édition
ISBN: 9781604650785
1604650788
Branch Call Number: FRENCH DVD FANFAN
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (99 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet ([16] pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.)
Language Note: In French or dubbed English with optional English subtitles

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kevfarley May 16, 2013

It has English dubbing (...which almost matches up with the English sub-titles). Set during the Seven Year's War, this is a kind of an early prototype of today's 'action' movies,.. but with French panache, and a dollop of anti-war sarcasm. In beautiful B&W.

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LadyManx
Feb 05, 2011

Get past the truly dorky cover and find a fun precursor to the modern Three Musketeers movies. Yes, it's dated, but so what? It's Gerard Philipe's breakout role...he goes on to become one of France's most beloved actors. The first section is a bit squirmy because it's dated. But Gerard does all his own stunts and by the end, you'll be happy you did. The French king is a modern abuser and Fan Fan realizes true love. OK, how can he not? It's a young Gina Lollobrigida and she is sexy, but it's 1957 sexy and you can understand her appeal.
I also recommend the commentary on Gerard Philipe that is part of the DVD. I liked it almost better than the movie, as it told me so much about him and the French cinema of the time.

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