La Chartreuse de Parme

Film, Action and adventure
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.

By: GAd

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
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