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R| 1 hr. 42 min.

Plot Summary
Moved by the difficulties faced by peasants living in the mosquito-ridden swamplands near Lyon, aristocratic engineer Marquis Grégoire Ponceludon de Malavoy (Charles Berling) devises a plan to drain the boggy land. But to gain an audience with King Louis XVI (Urbain Cancelier) in Versailles, he learns he must impress the royal court with his verbal wit. Drawn into a world of ever-shifting alliances where words are used as weapons, the Marquis begins to lose sight of his noble intentions.

Cast: Charles Berling , Jean Rochefort , Fanny Ardant , Judith Godrèche , Bernard Giraudeau , Bernard Dhéran , Carlo Brandt , Jacques Mathou

Director: Patrice Leconte

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Miramax Films, Miramax Zoë, Miramax Home Entertainment [us]

Ridicule (1996)

Release Date: November 27th, 1996|1 hr. 42 min.

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