La Belle Histoire

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La Belle Histoire
Original French theatrical poster
Directed by Claude Lelouch
Written by Claude Lelouch (scenario, dialogue)
Maryline Dupoux (additional dialogue)
Starring Gérard Lanvin
Béatrice Dalle
Vincent Lindon
Isabelle Nanty
Patrick Chesnais
Marie-Sophie L.
Gérard Darmon
Jean-Claude Dreyfus
Music by Francis Lai
Philippe Servain
Cinematography Jean-Yves Le Mener
Edited by Hélène de Luze
Distributed by AFMD/Les Films 13
Release date
18 March 1992 (France)
Running time
210 min.
Language French
Box office $4.3 million[1]

La Belle Histoire (1992) is a French film directed by Claude Lelouch, featuring Gérard Lanvin and Béatrice Dalle.


A film with emphasis on visuals and music, the plot concerns characters who meet in present time, mainly the male gypsy Jesus, and the female thief and con-artist Odona, who share parallel experiences from lives 2000 years in the past.[2] These stories are juxtaposed.


Prior to the film's release, in February 1992 a 70 mm copy of the film was projected onto a 300 m wide screen mounted on the Palais des Congrès in Paris.[2][3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^
  2. ^ a b En vakker historie (Norwegian)
  3. ^ La Belle histoire (French)

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