This article needs additional citations for verification. La Révolution la Révolution française PDF is a two-part film, co-produced by France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom and Canada. The film was produced in 1989 for the 200th anniversary of the French Revolution. It purports to tell a faithful and neutral story of the Revolution, from the calling of the Estates-General to the death of Maximilien de Robespierre.
Louis XVI n’a plus d’argent dans les caisses ! A Paris, le peuple s’irrite et s’inquiète déjà. Des rumeurs font craindre une intervention des troupes contre la capitale. Une crise qui menaçait sourdement le régime est sur le point d’éclater. Le 14 juillet 1789, la foule s’attroupe, pille les armureries et s’en va prendre d’assaut la Bastille, une vieille forteresse royale surplombant le quartier populaire de Saint-Antoine. A travers des textes d’époque, des cartes et des schémas, Jean-Marc Schiappa nous fait revivre avec clarté et pédagogie la Révolution française, tournant majeur de notre histoire.
The film was generally considered quite historically accurate. Among the few departures from the historical facts, the executioner Charles-Henri Sanson was shown executing both Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette. Some critics pointed, however, that the film suffered from its neutrality, which resulted in a lack of point of view and in some incoherence. The first part, which dealt with a rather complex historical subject, was also criticized for its disjointed pacing.
The second part was considered more gripping and dramatic. Jean-François Balmer received great praise for his portrayal of a rather sympathetic Louis XVI, and Andrzej Seweryn was considered very convincing as Robespierre. The film was not a box office success in France, as the celebrations for the Revolution’s bicentennial did not attract much attention. Nationalism and the Cinema in France: Political Mythologies and Film Events, 1945-1995.