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If Paris Were Told to Us (1956)

130 min | Comedy, Drama, History

A witty journey through the history of Paris told to a group of students by Sacha Guitry, from its foundation at the time of Caesar to 1955. Among others you will meet King Charles VII making Agnès Sorel his mistress; you will witness the ...See moreA witty journey through the history of Paris told to a group of students by Sacha Guitry, from its foundation at the time of Caesar to 1955. Among others you will meet King Charles VII making Agnès Sorel his mistress; you will witness the creation of printing spurred on by King Louis XI; share the life in the Louvres Palace at the time of King François Ier; spend the last night before St Bartholomew's massacre; be horrified by the murder of Henri III by a fanatical monk, watch the abjuration of protestantism by King Henri IV; try to resolve the Man in the Iron Mask enigma; take part in the storming of the Bastille, be present at the execution of King Louis XVI and at the trial of Queen Marie-Antoinette; participate in the Paris Commune, take sides in the Dreyfus affair. Written by Guy Bellinger See less
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Jan 27, 1956 (France)

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Françoise Arnoul
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Jeanne Boitel
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Gilbert Bokanowski
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Danielle Darrieux
Agnès Sorel Agnès Sorel   See fewer
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Louis XI Louis XI   See fewer
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Pierre Larquey
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