Fanfan la Tulipe

Fanfan la Tulipe

Gérard Philipe
Director: Christian-Jaque Cast: Gérard Philipe
Gérard Philipe
, Gina Lollobrigida
Gina Lollobrigida
, Marcel Herrand
Marcel Herrand

DVD (Black & White)

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Pauline Kael once characterized the French adventure film Fanfan the Tulip as a "Louis XV western." This is a pretty broad interpretation, though it is true that the film never stops moving--an excellent method of sustaining audience attention and plugging up the plot holes. Gerard Philipe plays Fanfan, a handsome, athletic and self-impressed young peasant soldier. Fanfan is as adept in the boudoir as on the battlefield; it has been prophesied that he will wed the king's daughter, thus he wants to get as much practice as possible. Fanfan's many conquests include Gina Lollobridgida and Genevieve Page, which may be why this film did so well in the States. Fanfan the Tulip is available in several shorter versions, one of which has been redubbed Soldier in Love.

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Product Details

Release Date: 11/18/2008
UPC: 0715515033022
Original Release: 1952
Source: Criterion Collection
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [B&W]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Mono]
Time: 1:39:00
Sales rank: 2,033

Special Features

Restored digital transfer; New video program about actor Gérard Philipe; A clip from the colorized version of the film; Theatrical trailer; Optional English-dubbed soundtrack; New and improved English subtitle translation; Plus: A new essay by Kenneth Turan

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Gérard Philipe Fanfan the Tulip
Gina Lollobrigida Adeline La Franchise
Marcel Herrand Louis XV
Oliver Hussenot Tranche-Montagne
Nerio Bernardi Sgt. La Franchise
Noël Roquevert Fier-a-Bras
Genevieve Page La Pompadour
Hiram Sherman English Commentary
Henri Rollan Marechal d'Estrees
Jean-Marc Tennberg Lebel
Georgette Anys Madame Tranche-Montagne
Gil Delamare Actor
Gerard Buhr Actor
Jean Parédès Capt. La Houlette
Jean Debucourt Narrator
Sylvie Pelayo Actor

Technical Credits
Christian-Jaque Director,Producer
Francis Cosne Producer
Georges Dancigers Producer
Jacques Desagneaux Editor
Marcel Escoffier Costumes/Costume Designer
Rene Fallet Screenwriter
Robert Gys Production Designer,Set Decoration/Design
Marcel Herrand Screenwriter
Oliver Hussenot Screenwriter
Henri Jeanson Screenwriter
Christian Matras Cinematographer
Alexandre Mnouchkine Producer
Maurice Thiriet Score Composer
Georges Van Parys Score Composer
René Wheeler Screenwriter

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Fanfan La Tulipe
1. Logos/Opening Credits [2:19]
2. Eighteenth-Century France [5:14]
3. Fanfan [6:52]
4. "Thank You, Adeline" [5:54]
5. The King's Daughter [3:29]
6. Recruits [5:51]
7. Insubordinate [3:56]
8. Rooftop Duel [5:20]
9. "Charming Mustache" [5:08]
10. The Castle [5:11]
11. "Bad News?" [5:18]
12. Unrequited Love [4:18]
13. Adeline and the King [6:26]
14. "My Kind of Woman" [7:22]
15. To the Rescue [7:39]
16. Behind Enemy Lines [5:05]
17. "So, You Do Love Me?" [6:22]
18. White Flag [7:59]
1. Color Bars [:00]

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