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1789, the iconic movie by Ariane Mnouchkine and the Théâtre du Soleil, available for the first time on DVD and Blu-ray in high definition !

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Following the Champ de Mars massacre on July 17th 1791, some comedians decide to re-enact the main events of the previous years : from the summoning of the Estates-General to the proclamation of the martial law, through the Storming of the Bastille, the Great Fear, and the abolition of feudalism. With intense zest and enthusiasm, they try to show the dashing of hopes, the bursting of joy quickly followed by the collapse of the dreams of equality. To this end, the comedians use all the theatrical forms they have at hand, pantomime, tragedy, puppetry, opera buffa, and they incarnate the people, the richer and the poorer, who made 1789 such a decisive year, all the while illustrating what Saint-Just once said : « The Revolution stops when perfect happiness is reached »

Exclusive bonus : « 1789 – 40 ans après » by Stefano Missio (48 min)
Interview with Ariane Mnouchkine and some of the comedians, with archive images (RTS, Gaumont/Pathé)

Booklet : texts on the French Revolution and on the Théâtre du Soleil
Photos by Martine Franck/Magnum, Massimo Vitali…


1789 [DVD & Blu-ray]

With Roland Amstutz
Luc Bartholomé
Lucia Bensasson
Georges Bonnaud
Jean-Claude Bourbault
Philippe Caubère
Serge Coursan
Anne Demeyer
Joséphine Derenne
Michel Derouin
Myrrha Donzenac
Philippe Dubois
Marie-France Duverger
Nicole Félix
Marc Godard
Mario Gonzalès
Louba Guertchikoff
Gérard Hardy
Fabrice Herrero
Philippe Hottier
Françoise Jamet
Jean-François Labouverie
Daïna Lavarenne
Maxime Lombard
Clémence Massard
Gilles Milinaire
René Patrignani
Geneviève Penchenat
Jean-Claude Penchenat
Franck Poumeyreau
Rosine Rochette
Alain Salomon
Louis Samier
Jonathan Sutton
Michel Toty
et les spectateurs de la Cartoucherie.

A film by the Théâtre du Soleil
Directed by Ariane Mnouchkine

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Technical informations

Filmed at the Cartoucherie de Vincennes in 1973
Directed by : Ariane Mnouchkine
Release date : 07 mars 2017
Distribution : Naxos Distribution

: BAC112
Barcode : 3760115301122
Duration : 194 min.
Film : 146 min.
Bonus : 48 min.
Subtitles : ENG
Booklet : FR | 36 pages
Image : Color, 16/9, PAL
Sound : PCM 2.0 Mono
Region code : 0

Reference : BAC412
Barcode : 3760115304124
Duration : 194 min.
Film : 146 min.
Bonus : 48 min.
Subtitles : ENG
Booklet : FR | 36 pages
Image : Color, 16/9, PAL
Sound : PCM 2.0 Mono.
Region code : A, B, C

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