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Release Date: 1997

DVD Release Date: March 9th, 2004

Not Yet Rated|2 hr 8 min

Plot Summary
Lagardere (Daniel Auteuil), a commoner, meets the Duc de Nevers (Vincent Perez), and the two, both expert swordsmen, develop a close bond. When the duke discovers he has fathered an illegitimate daughter in the countryside, he decides to marry the baby's mother, and brings Lagardere along for the journey. On the day of the wedding, though, the duke is killed by his fiendish cousin, Count Gonzague (Fabrice Luchini). Lagardere escapes with the infant and bides his time until he can exact revenge.

Cast: Daniel Auteuil, Fabrice Luchini, Vincent Perez, Marie Gillain, Yann Collette, Jean-François Stévenin, Didier Pain, Claire Nebout

Director: Philippe de Broca

Genres: Adventure, Historical drama

Production Co: Cecchi Gori Group Tiger Cinema

Keywords: Emotional, Rivalry, Growing up, Family, Mother, France, Revenge, Witty

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Nominated Film Not in the English Language
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1998)