Ridicule

Ridicule

DVD - 2003 | French | Widescreen version
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Fish out-of-water drama has a minor country aristocrat enter the depraved world of the 18th century court at Versailles.
Publisher: [United States] : Miramax Home Entertainment ; Burbank, CA : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, c2003
Edition: Widescreen version
Branch Call Number: DVD R WORLD (FRENCH)
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (103 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
ISBN: 9780788850042
0788850040

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akirakato
Nov 28, 2014

This is a 1996 French film set in the 18th century at the decadent court of Versailles, where social status can rise and fall based on one's ability to mete out witty insults and avoid ridicule oneself.
It depicts the social injustices of late 18th century France, showing the corruption and callousness of the aristocrats.
In a desperate quest to save his hometown, a young aristocrat and engineer called "The Baron Grégoire Ponceludon de Malavoy" quickly learns that a sharp wit is the key to open any door in the Versailles court of Louis XVI.
But his mission is complicated when he finds himself locked in a dangerous triangle with two attractive women: a sophisticated yet salacious older woman and an innocent young beauty with nothing to offer but her love.
The result is a wickedly funny and good-for-nothing entertaining movie.

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tj_is_cool
Mar 04, 2011

Average movie. I don't find the dialogue witty as claimed on the dvd cover.

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