Plot & Details
Circa 1577, Pic Saint Loup (Gerard Jugnot), a couturier (or designer/manufacturer of women's clothes) reels in a highly covetable commission from King Henry III to create a gorgeous wedding gown for a Spanish noble girl, in this gay-themed period comedy. The girl in question is engaged to be married to the king's nephew. Pic instantly accepts the proposition handed to him, but it necessitates embarking on a lengthy journey to Spain - a necessary move but also a dangerous one, given the ongoing Inquisition in that country that finds rulers disposing of Moors, Jews and homosexuals. Nor is Pic the only potential victim in his entourage, which includes a Moor, a Jewish perfumer, a flamboyantly gay hairdresser, and a Protestant secretary. Complicating matters even more is the fact that the bride's father is the infamous Grand Inquisitor of Córdoba. Jugnot also directs.