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Title year:1990
Original dialogue(s):French
Version(s):sous-titres anglais
Description:It is 1575. Thirteen years of religious wars have left France devastated and blood-soaked. Brantôme, a penniless provincial gentleman, decides in his forties to bid farewell to war and devote himself to what has always been his reason for living: women. Even in the midst of war, he was thinking only of them: Victoire (the one he adores and whom he lifts out of the depths of despair after her first husband dies), Marguerite de Valois (the young queen of Navarro, who fascinates him), Jeanne de Tignonville, Mme de saint-Luc and others. Regardless of whether he really loved them, they dwell in him and he remains under their spell. One of them encourages him to write everything that he has learned about women and bear witness to the gallant women of his time. By bringing them to life in words, the women remain with him. Thanks to him, their memory is kept alive for posterity.

Credited as:
Director(s):Jean-Charles Tacchella
Screen writer(s):Jean-Charles Tacchella
Jacques Emmanuel

Credited as: Character name:
Actor(s):Richard Bohringer
Isabella Rossellini
Marianne Basler
Marie-Christine Barrault
Robin Renucci
Anne Létourneau

Credited as:
Producer(s):Justine Héroux
Jean-Bernard Fetoux
Mario Cecchi Gori
Executive producers(s):Christine Levraud

Credited as:
Editor(s):Marie-Aimée Debril
Musician(s):Raymond Allessandrini
Photography:Dominique Le Rigoleur

Support:35mm Col BW Kodak Fuji aspect ratio

Festival(s):MontréalSeptember 02, 1990
Release:ParisNovember 30, 1990
Montréal (Parisien 4)April 05, 1991

Financial %:
Co-finance:Country production

Laboratory:L.T.C Franay St-Cloud (Paris)

CFFD Reference No.: 2044