Merveilleuse Angélique

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Merveilleuse Angélique
Directed by Bernard Borderie
Produced by Francis Cosne
Raymond Borderie
Written by Anne & Serge Golon (novel)
Claude Brulé,
Bernard Borderie and
Francis Cosne (writer)
Starring Michèle Mercier,
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
  • 7 July 1965 (1965-07-07)
Running time
105 minutes (1h45)
Country France
West Germany
Italy
Language French
Box office $17.6 million[1]

Merveilleuse Angélique is a 1965 French romantic adventure film directed by Bernard Borderie.[2] It is the second film in the Angélique series, based upon the novels by Anne and Serge Golon, and a sequel to Angélique, Marquise des Anges.

Synopsis[edit]

After the execution of Jeoffrey de Peyrac, Angélique finds refuge at the Cour des Miracles and the boss Calembredaine, he turns out to be her childhood friend and first love Nicolas. With his help she finds back her children. After a fight between two rivalling gangs, Nicolas is shot and Angélique is arrested and sent to the Châtelet. She asks the captain to let her go rescue her children, he agrees but she has to come back to spend the night with him. Angélique goes to the headquarters of the Grand Coërse and rescues her children. She brings them to Barbe and asks her to take care of them because she has a debt to pay. Angélique returns to the Châtelet where the captain is waiting for her. He tries to kiss her but they struggle and he falls down. She escapes and flees to Barbe who now works in an old run-down inn called "Le coq Hardi".

After persuading the owner 'Maître Bourjus' to employ her, Angélique renames the inn "Le masque rouge", it is a big hit in Paris. One day she meets her old enemy, Monsieur, brother of the king, accompanied by his noblemen. A tragedy occurs, "Le masque rouge" burns to the ground and Angélique swears revenge. She calls on her friend Claude le Petit aka "Le poète crotté". He writes pamphlets in which they accuse the noblemen surrounding Monsieur.

The king disapproves what his brother did but he doesn't like what the poet is doing and has him hanged, another death on Angelique's conscience. He sends his best policeman to her, the former lawyer of Jeoffrey, Desgrez, who realises she is planning to kill herself. He promises her a license to make and sell chocolate and 50.000 livres as compensation for the loss of "Le masque rouge", on the condition that she accepts that the Poet Crotte's death was not her fault and that she stops publishing the remaining pamphlets so that Monsieur's name isn't mentioned.

In her new establishment she then encounters her cousin Philippe de Plessis-Bellières. They have a passionate affair, but Angélique wants him to marry her so she blackmails him with an old secret. Eventually Philippe asks her to be his wife and he introduces her to the court.

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References[edit]

Filmography Angélique[edit]

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