| 1997 / 2017  – 120′ –  Classic – Digitally Restored 20th Anniversary – Adventures –
Written by Jean Cosmos, Jérôme Tonnerre, Philippe de Broca.
Directed by Philippe de Broca.
Starring Daniel Auteuil, Fabrice Luchini, Vincent Perez, Marie Gillain, Jean-François Stévenin, Yann Collette.
Official Selection COLCOA French Film Festival (1998 and 2016 – World Premiere Digitally Restored version)
In French with English subtitles.
A Cohen Media Group release.|

First premiering at COLCOA in 1998, this swashbuckling classic co-written and directed by Philippe de Broca (THAT MAN FROM RIO – Also on COLCOA VIRTUAL CINEMA – ), is presented with an all-new digital restoration, and the swordplay never looked so good. Romance and revenge are the main ingredients in this sweeping adventure, set amid a lavish 17th century backdrop. Daniel Auteuil plays the stalwart Lagardère, a man of humble origins, but whose skill with a sword earns him the patronage of the flamboyant Duke of Nevers. The closest known heir to the Duke’s considerable fortune is his slithery cousin, Count Gonzague, so when the Duke resolves to marry the mother of his newly discovered child, the conniving Count schemes to block their union at all costs. Lagardère is tasked to protect the Duke’s infant daughter by hiding out with an itinerant theater troupe and raising the girl himself.  As his young charge, Aurore, grows into a radiant young woman, Lagardère adds a new theatrical twist to his formidable fencing abilities, hoping that one day he will have the chance to avenge his patron and restore Aurore as the rightful heir.


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