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Chouans! is a french film of genre Drama directed by Philippe de Broca with Sophie Marceau

Chouans! (1988)

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Length 2h25
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Genres Drama,    Historical
Rating61% 3.0936653.0936653.0936653.0936653.093665

Chouans! is a 1988 French historical adventure film directed by Philippe de Broca and starring Sophie Marceau, Philippe Noiret, and Lambert Wilson. Based on the 1829 novel Les Chouans by Honoré de Balzac, the film is about a woman who must choose between two brothers on opposite sides of the French Civil War of 1793. For her performance in the film, Sophie Marceau received the Cabourg Romantic Film Festival Award for Best Actress.


In 1793, during the French Revolution, a young woman named Céline (Sophie Marceau), who was adopted by Count Savinien de Kerfadec, must choose between two men who have been raised like her brothers, Tarquin Larmor (Lambert Wilson) and Aurèle de Kerfadec (Stéphane Freiss), while they take opposite sides in the conflict. Tarquin, also adopted by the Count, is a partisan of the New Republic and defends the new political system; Aurèle, the Count's natural son, supports the Royalist side. Both sons are in love with Céline. After the Republican Army decimates Western France, an insurgence of peasants, clergy, and aristocrats loyal to the Royalists stage a counterrevolution.


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