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FANFAN LA TULIPE
USA: Rialto Pictures
Cast: Gerard Philipe, Gina Lollobrigida, Marcel Herrand, Olivier Hussenot, Henri Rollan, Nerio Bernardi, Jean Marc Tennberg, Genevieve Page, Sylvie Pelayo, Lolita de Silva, Irene Young, Georgette Anys, Hennery, Lucien Callamand, Gil Delamare, Jackie Blanchot, Joe Davray, Gerard Buhr, Georges Demas, Jean Paredes, Noël Roquevert, Jean Debucourt
Country: Italy / France
Language: French (English subtitles)
USA: 102 mins
USA Release Date: 25 August 2006 (Limited Release - Los Angeles)
USA Release Date: 21 July 2006 (Limited Re-release - New York)
Fanfan (Gerard Philipe) is a young peasant who avoids the entrapment of a quick marriage by enlisting in King Louis XV's (Marcel Herrand) army. He then saves the king's daughter Princess Henriette from highwaymen and is decorated for his valour. Meanwhile a phony gipsy girl (Gina Lollobrigida) has foreseen the future and predicts he will marry Princesss Henriette. Fanfan sets out to complete his destiny.
FANFAN LA TULIPE is a swashbuckling romantic 18th century period drama which won him the Best Director Award at Cannes. It is filmed in black and white and re-released on a new 35mm print featuring new subtitles by Lenny Borger.