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In 17th century France, cardinal Mazarin's death squad kills young Blanche's parents. She grows up to become a thief and steels a substance called Powder of the Devil and a coded letter that were sent to cardinal Mazarin. He is furious.

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Bernie Bonvoisin
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lou Doillon Lou Doillon ... Blanche de Peronne
Roschdy Zem ... Bonange
Antoine de Caunes Antoine de Caunes ... Le capitaine KKK
Jean Rochefort ... Mazarin
Carole Bouquet ... Anne d'Autriche
José Garcia ... Louis XIV
Antoine Basler Antoine Basler ... L'étranger
Pierre Laplace Pierre Laplace ... Nez-de-Braise
Albert Dray Albert Dray ... Doryphore
Miguel Borrás Miguel Borrás ... Don Pablo
Gérard Depardieu ... D'Artagnan
Daniel Benoin Daniel Benoin ... M. de Péronne
Chick Ortega Chick Ortega ... Kildefer
Isabelle Obispo Isabelle Obispo ... Solange
Amel Djemel ... Madame Chetane
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In 17th century France, cardinal Mazarin's death squad kills young Blanche's parents. She grows up to become a thief and steels a substance called Powder of the Devil and a coded letter that were sent to cardinal Mazarin. He is furious.

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Adventure | Comedy

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Official Sites:

Official site [France]

Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

18 September 2002 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Бланш See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

€14,090,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,825,858 (France), 20 September 2002
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Stereo

Color:

Color
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Before that movie, I didn't know that Lou Doillon knew how to act
21 April 2009 | by oniros31See all my reviews

After watching the first 20mn of Blanche(sorry I couldn't take more of it), I have now confirmed she does not.

Basically, this "movie" is an insult to the real french actors participating in this farcical piece of junk. It starts from a concept successfully used in French comedies ("Deux heures moins le quart avant Jesus Christ", "La Folie des Grandeurs",...): a historical movie with anachronic tone / dialogues. This can give brilliant results if supported by brilliant actors and a "finesse" of direction avoiding the dreaded "heavy comedy" stigma.

Unfortunately, the horsey-faced Lou Doillon ruins everything and Blanche, instead of a comedy, just turns into an horror movie. Horror to cinephiles who want to be puzzled and shocked watching fine actors such as Decaune, Zem or Rochefort struggling in the middle of this gaudy burlesque kitchy-prissy farce.


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