La Chartreuse de Parme

Film, Action and adventure

Time Out says

Fabrizio, Stendhal's hero, contrives to be present at the Battle of Waterloo without really seeing it, which is much the same as Christian-Jaque blithely turning a great novel into a routine swashbuckling vehicle for his willowy leading man. It demonstrates to what degree French cinéma de qualité was rather a matter of 'quantity', demanding a complacent accumulation of production values in lieu of the slightest vision or intelligence.

Details

Release details

Duration:
170 mins

Cast and crew

Director:
Christian-Jaque
Screenwriter:
Pierre Véry, Christian-Jaque, Pierre Jany
Cast:
Gérard Philipe
Louis Salou
Renée Faure
Maria Casarès
Louis Seigner
Tullio Carminati