One Nation, One King

  • 2018
  • France / Belgium
  • 2h 1min
  • Directed by: Pierre Schoeller
  • Cast: Gaspard Ulliel, Adèle Haenel, Olivier Gourmet
  • Language: French

The story of the French Revolution, from the storming of the Bastille to the execution of Louis XVI. It’s talky, intelligent and absorbing and without the panache one usually associates with French period drama, but its themes of national identity and the empowerment of women couldn’t be timelier.

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One Nation, One King

21 Jan 20193 stars

The French revolution is the subject of an intelligent but insufficiently stirring epic

Quickly following Mike Leigh's Peterloo is an account of the early years of the French revolution that also honours working men and women fighting for change. And, like Peterloo, it's a predominantly talky affair – intelligent and absorbing, but not…

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