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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP01 Sep 2018 9:49 p.m. PST

"ONE NATION, ONE KING (Un peuple et son roi) arrives into French cinemas as well this September! With the cast lead by Gaspard Ulliel, Niels Schneider, Olivier Gourmet and Louis Garrel, the movie follows the 1789 French Revolution told through the eyes of those who rose up to start it, and made history, in an inspirational and epic drama featuring some of the finest French actors of their generation and complimented by the visually stunning filmmaking of Pierre Schoeller."




Artilleryman02 Sep 2018 2:45 a.m. PST

Looks interesting. I wonder why they changed the title. In French it is 'One Nation and its King' but in English they are saying 'One Nation One King'. The difference is subtle but significant.

On another track, I wonder how the massacre of the Swiss Guard will be portrayed. Sympathetic? I expect not.

MaggieC70 Supporting Member of TMP02 Sep 2018 7:05 a.m. PST

I agree that the title change is indeed significant, and not in a good way--folks who are either clueless about the Revolution or entirely sympathetic toward Louis and Antoinette may well be in for an unpleasant surprise.

I would hope the film just might be balanced in its view of the Revolution, and not one of the ridiculous mash-ups s between The Scarlet Pimpernel and Tale of Two Cities.

As far as the Swiss Guards are concerned? Who cares?

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP02 Sep 2018 10:17 a.m. PST

Mrs Swiss Guard probably did.

I was, yesterday, just about to buy a hard back book "The French Revolution, What Went Wrong" by the chap who wrote that book about how the French thought they won Waterloo (brilliant BTW).

But at £25.00 GBP I thought I would hang on for the paperback. The Waterloo book was different…the day it came out….

Artilleryman02 Sep 2018 10:21 a.m. PST

What happened to the Swiss Guard resonated down the years. There was a sense of betrayal by the King so when the Swiss Guardsmen were up against it in 1830, they gave way quite quickly afraid once again of massacre.

Who cares? History.

MaggieC70 Supporting Member of TMP02 Sep 2018 11:53 a.m. PST

In even the smaller corners of history, the fate of the Swiss Guard in August 1792 is essentially a blip. Claiming their fate resonates down the years is hyperbole and overarching. The fact they backed down in 1830, allowing Charles X to be run out of the country was a nice touch, however.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP02 Sep 2018 2:34 p.m. PST

The tráiler shows some seconds of the Swiss… on a stair….


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