Angélique, Marquise des Anges

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Angélique, Marquise des Anges
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Angélique Marquise des Anges
Directed by Bernard Borderie
Produced by Francis Cosne
Raymond Borderie
Written by Anne & Serge Golon (novel)
Claude Brulé,
Bernard Borderie
Francis Cosne
Starring Michèle Mercier,
Robert Hossein,
Jean Rochefort,
Claude Giraud,
Giuliano Gemma,
Jacques Toja
Music by Michel Magne
Cinematography Henri Persin
Edited by Christian Gaudin
Distributed by S.N. Prodi
Release date
  • 8 December 1964 (1964-12-08)
Running time
106 minutes
Country France
Language French

Angélique, Marquise des Anges is a 1964 French film, based on the novel of the same name by Anne and Serge Golon.[1]

Synopsis[edit]

In mid-17th century France, young Louis XIV is struggling for his throne, beggars and thieves haunt Paris and brigands roam the countryside. Fifth child of an impoverished country nobleman, Angélique de Sancé de Monteloup grows up in the Poitou marshlands. Her logical destiny would be to marry a poor country nobleman, have children and spend her life fighting for a meagre subsistence. Destiny has other plans in store for her. At 17, on returning from her education in a convent, she finds herself betrothed to the rich count Jeoffrey de Peyrac (Jeoffrey Comte de Peyrac de Morens, Lord of Toulouse), 12 years her senior, lame, scarred and reputed to be a wizard. For the sake of her family, Angélique reluctantly agrees to the match but refuses the advances of her husband. Peyrac respects her decision and does not pursue his claim to conjugal rights, wishing rather to seduce than use force.

With the passing of months, Angélique discovers the talents and virtues of her remarkable husband: scientist, musician, philosopher; and to her surprise falls passionately in love with him. But Jeoffrey's unusual way of life is threatened by the ambitions of the Archbishop of Toulouse, and soon arouses the jealousy of the young king himself, Louis XIV. Joffrey is arrested and charged with sorcery. Angélique will single-handedly take on the might of the royal court and, survive murder and poison attempts on herself in a supreme effort to save Joffrey from the stake, to no avail. Instinctively, her whole being intent on revenge and her determination to survive, Angélique, alone and desperate, plunges into the darkness of the Paris underworld.

Cast[edit]

Voice dubbing

Angélique films[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Angélique". unifrance.org. Retrieved 2014-05-10. 

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