That Night in Varennes (La Nuit de Varennes) (1983) - Rotten Tomatoes

That Night in Varennes (La Nuit de Varennes)1983

That Night in Varennes (La Nuit de Varennes) (1983)




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This talky French costume drama chronicles the adventures of King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette as they attempt to flee Paris during the 1791 revolution. While en route to Varennes, the couple encounter and have philosophical debates with a number of fascinating historical figures including Thomas Paine and Restif de la Bretonne.


Jean-Louis Barrault
as Nicolas Edme Restif de la Bretonne
Hanna Schygulla
as Countess Sophie de la Borde
Harvey Keitel
as Thomas Paine
Daniel Gélin
as De Wendel
Michel Piccoli
as King Louis XVI
Eleonore Hirt
as Queen Marie-Antoinette
Andrea Ferreol
as Mme. Adelaide Gagnon
Michel Vitold
as De Florange
Laura Betti
as Virginia Capacelli
Enzo Jannacci
as Italian Barker
Pierre Malet
as Emile Delage
Hugues Quester
as Jean-Louis Romeuf
Elenore Hirt
as Marie Antoinette
Dora Doll
as Nanette Precy
Caterina Boratto
as Mme. Faustine
Didi Porego
as Mme. Sauce
Evelyne Dress
as Agnes Restif
Aline Messe
as Marie Madeleine
Patrick Osmond
as National Guard Commander
Didi Perego
as Mme Sauce
Claude Legros
as Sergeant
Ugo Fangareggi
as Soldier Bertrand
Roger Trapp
as Blacksmith
Annie Belle
as Prostitute
Jacques Zanetti
as Young Man Haranguing Mob
Bruno DuLouvat
as Gabriel Vallet
Noelle Mesny
as Girl at Meaux
Jeanne Carre
as Peasant at Chaintrix
Jeanne Tatu
as Peasant at Chaintrix
Albert Michel Jr.
as Abbot Pothier
Enrico Bergier
as Baron Goguelat
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Critic Reviews for That Night in Varennes (La Nuit de Varennes)

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (1)

Le Nuit de Varennes has some fine things in it, surrounded by a lot of other things.

October 23, 2004 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

[Director Ettore Scola] steers a shrewd middle course between old-fashioned spectacle and new-fangled Brechtian history lesson.

February 26, 2020 | Full Review…

The film lacks energy, but we must applaud its intentions. [Full Review in Spanish]

February 7, 2020 | Full Review…

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