Sunday, July 29, 2012

Cinematic: Le Bossu



Phillipe de Broca's 1997 Le Bossu - released in the US as On Guard - is one of my favorite swashbucklers; Daniel Auteil, Vincent Perez, Fabrice Luchini, Marie Gillain, and Yann Collette are brilliant.

If I had to choose between this and the Lester Musketeers movies, I'd probably end up like the dog in the Roman poem.

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  1. I've somehow managed to never even hear of this. On one hand, it's a bit later than my preferred period. On the other hand, the clip you've got here is fantastic.

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    1. I cannot recommend this strongly enough.

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  2. Ah, but the Lester films have the incomparable Raquel Welch in her prime and nothing competes with that as a visual special effect.

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    1. I dunno... When Marie Gillain suddenly yanks her clothes off to go swimming, the effect was pretty special for me.

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  3. I'd never heard of this film before. Clearly I'm missing something wonderful if this clip is any indication.

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    1. Track it down - I promise you won't be disappointed.

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