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Fanfan la Tulipe

Christian-Jaque

 
Fanfan la Tulipe (Criterion DVD)

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  • France
  • 1952
  • 99 minutes
  • Black and White
  • 1.33:1
  • French
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  • Spine #451

Legendary French star Gérard Philipe swashbuckled his way into film history as the peasant soldier Fanfan in Christian-Jaque’s devil-may-care romantic action-comedy. In eighteenth-century France, Fanfan joins King Louis XV’s army to avoid a forced marriage to a local lass and gets himself into close scrapes and tight squeezes with Gina Lollobrigida’s impostor fortune-teller, Adeline, on his way to fighting in the Seven Years’ War. Filled to the brim with dazzling stunts and randy innuendo, Fanfan la Tulipe, which won the best director prize at Cannes and was a smash hit upon its initial release, remains one of France’s all-time most beloved films.

Cast

FanfanGérard Philipe
AdelineGina Lollobrigida
Louis XV Marcel Herrand
Tranche-Montagne Olivier Hussenot
Marshall d’Estrées Henri Rollan
La Franchise Nerio Bernardi
LebelJean Marc Tennberg
Madame de Pompadour Geneviéve Page
Princess HenrietteSylvie Pelayo

Disc Features

  • Restored digital transfer
  • New video program about actor Gérard Philipe
  • A clip from the colorized version of the film
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Optional English-dubbed soundtrack
  • New and improved English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: A new essay by critic Kenneth Turan

    New cover by Zachary Baldus

Film Essays

Fanfan la Tulipe: En Garde!

By Kenneth TuranNovember 02, 2008

To see the gorgeous Fanfan la Tulipe is to go back in time twice over: to the film’s . . . Read more »

Film Essays

Fanfan la Tulipe: En Garde!

By Kenneth TuranNovember 02, 2008

To see the gorgeous Fanfan la Tulipe is to go back in time twice over: to the film’s . . . Read more »