That Night in Varennes (La nuit de Varennes)

That Night in Varennes (La nuit de Varennes)

Ettore Scola - France, Italy - 1982 - col.

Director: Ettore Scola

Screenplay: Ettore Scola, Sergio Amidei | Cinematographer: Armando Nannuzzi

Editor: Raimondo Crociani | Music: Armando Trovajoli 

Cast: Jean-Louis Barrault, Marcello Mastroianni, Hanna Schygulla

Producer: Renzo Rossellini | Production: Opera Film Produzione, France 3, Gaumont

Running Time: 151'


The film tells the story of a fictional meeting on a June night of 1791. A group of passengers in a stagecoach (among them Restif de la Bretonne, Giacomo Casanova, Thomas Paine and Sophie de la Borde) get caught up in the events of the French Revolution, when they find themselves in the city of Varennes while revolutionists arrest the fleeing King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette.

The film participated in the 1982 Cannes Film Festival and was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film in the 1983 Academy Awards.




Selected Filmography:

How Strange to Be Named Federico (Che strano chiamarsi Federico) (2013)
The Dinner (La cena) (1998)
The Family (La famiglia) (1987)
La terrazza (1980)
A Special Day (Una giornata particolare) (1977)


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