Révolution Francaise I, La : Les Années Lumières

172 minutes, 1989

This film covers the period from March 1789, when Louis XVI convened the Estates-General following the disastrous wheat harvest of 1788, until August 11, 1792, the day after the fall of France’s monarchy. The time was ripe for protagonists of the Revolution: Danton, Necker, Marat, Desmoulins, Robespierre, La Fayette, Mirabeau. Those were the golden years of the Revolution: the storming of the Bastille, the Tennis Court Oath, the abolition of the monarchy and the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen. But the golden years were coming to an end in 1792, as the country was facing a threat of war from neighbouring countries, and a dictatorship of sorts was established by a few assembly members, including Robespierre and Danton.

Source: Library and Archives Canada - Canadian Feature Film Database (LAC)

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