Sun 16 Dec

La Folie des grandeurs

Cert. PG

Classics

Comedies Made in France

108 mins

in French with EN subs

FRA | 1971 | dir. Gérard Oury, with Louis de Funès, Yves Montand, Alice Sapritch

This French historical comedy/farce, loosely based on Victor Hugo’s play Ruy Blas, benefits greatly from having Louis De Funès and Yves Montand in the roles of Saluste and Blaze. Saluste is a nobleman who has been exiled from court and sent to collect taxes in the countryside. Blaze is his assistant, who manages to help the overtaxed peasants behind his boss’s back. When Saluste decides to resume meddling in the monarch’s affairs using Blaze as his henchman, his schemes backfire badly.

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Sun 16 Dec