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Revenge of the Musketeers (1994)

Cast: Sophie Marceau, Sophie Marceau, Philippe Noiret, more...
Director: Bertrand Tavernier, Bertrand Tavernier
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Studio: Miramax
Genre: Foreign, France, Adventure, Swashbucklers
Running Time: 130 min.
Languages: French
Subtitles: English
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A brave and resourceful young woman keeps the spirit of the Three Musketeers alive in this historical adventure. Eloise (Sophie Marceau) is the daughter of the famed swordsman D'Artagnan (Philippe Noiret); while she has a remarkable gift with a blade herself, Eloise is devoting herself to her studies at a convent. However, when a slave escapes from the estate of the evil Duke of Crassac (Claude Rich) and seeks refuge in the convent, the Mother Superior (Pascale Roberts) is murdered in retaliation by the Duke's soldiers. In the midst of the attack, Eloise learns that the Duke and his men have even more dastardly plans in store; the murder of the Mother Superior is part on an ongoing scheme to throw the nation into disarray, making it easier for the Duke to overthrow the King and seize power. Joined by Quentin (Nils Tavernier), a poet, Eloise sets out to call her father and his old compatriots to action to stop the Duke; however, D'Artagan, who now lives a quiet life teaching fencing, isn't so sure he wants to wage a battle against the insurgent forces, no matter how awful they may be. La Fille de d'Artagnan (The Daughter of d'Artagnan) was released in the United States as Revenge of the Musketeers; leading lady Sophie Marceau does her own fencing on screen. ~ Mark Deming, All Movie Guide

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Sly Wit, Flshing Blades by randomcha June 16, 2007 - 7:51 PM PDT
2 out of 2 members found this review helpful
I have no idea why this isn't better known, but it's marvelous. Sophie Marceau is crafty and vivacious, and she's not afraid to get down and dirty with some serious swordplay. Ace filmmaker Tavernier has a genuine feel for the period and also a great sense of humor. This is really fun to watch. Puts Hollywood to shame!

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