This is nonfiction commentary. Chapters: Ridicule, the Widow of Saint-Pierre, the Hairdresser's Husband, the Girl on the Bridge, the Man on the Train, My Best Friend, Intimate Strangers, Monsieur Hire, Les Bronzes, le Batteur Du Bolero, La Guerre Des Miss, Les Bronzes 3: Amis Pour La Vie, Les Specialistes, Dogora: Ouvrons Les Yeux, Les Bronzes Font Du Ski. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 42. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Ridicule - The Marquis Gregoire Ponceludon de Malavoy (Charles Berling) is a minor aristocrat and engineer living in the Dombes, a boggy region north of Lyon. He is one of the few aristocrats who care about the plight of the peasants. Horrified by the sickness and death caused by the disease-carrying mosquitoes that infest the swamps, he draws up plans to drain them; however, the project is far too costly for him to finance himself, so he goes to Versailles in the hope of obtaining the backing of King Louis XVI (Urbain Cancelier). Just before reaching Versailles, Ponceludon is robbed and beaten. He is found by the Marquis de Bellegarde (Jean Rochefort), a minor noble and physician. As Ponceludon recuperates at the marquis' house, Bellegarde sympathizes with Ponceludon's mission and takes him under his wing, teaching him about wit (l'esprit), the primary way to be recognized at court, where the aristocracy have taken to comparing themselves to Voltaireall the while missing the point of their hero's ridicule. At first, Ponceludon's provincial background makes him a target of attacks at parties and gatherings, even though he proves himself a formidable adversary in verbal sparring. At one such party, he catches L'abbe de Vilecourt (Bernard Giraudeau) cheating at a game of wits, with the help of his lover, Madame de Blayac (Fanny Ardant), a beautiful and rich recent wi...http: //booksllc.net/?id=234827
|Title:||Films Directed by Patrice LeConte (Study Guide) : Ridicule, the Widow of Saint- Pierre, the Hairdresser's Husband, the Girl on the Bridge||Publisher:||Books LLC|
|Author:||Llc Books, Books Group, Llc Books|
|No. of Pages:||44|
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