FANFAN LA TULIPE
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(1952, Christian-Jaque) In a “Louis XV Western” (Pauline Kael), lusty peasant Gérard Philipe, opting for the Seven Years’ War when caught in flagrante de haystack, fights and loves his way to King Marcel Herrand’s favor, despite a hay rake duel, his own hanging, and Gina Lollobrigida’s impressive cleavage, then wins the war by himself. Best Director, Cannes Festival. Approx. 102 min. 35mm.
"You get a sense not only of Philipe's professional training, which clearly honed his skills in choreography and movement, but also of his natural charms. That the actor performs so effortlessly, so casually, is the real magic here." - Desson Thompson, Washington Post
"The production is handsome, solid and bursting with Gallic atmosphere." - Vincent Camby, New York Times