Jean De La Fontaine, Le Defi (2007)

Jean De La Fontaine, Le Defi
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime N/A
Genres Drama, Thriller, Foreign, Period, Historical
Keywords 1800s, suspenseful
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Jean-Pierre Fayer Executive Producer n/a 174 3000002
Fabienne Servan Schreiber Producer n/a 3 3000001
Daniel Vigne Director n/a 2 2000001
Jacques Forgeas Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Flore Thulliez Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Max Morel Casting n/a 179 10000001
Michel Portal Original Music n/a 120838 8000001
Thierry Simonnet Editor n/a 172 7000001
Nicky Naude Actor Fouquet 1 1000011
Jean-Pierre Malo Actor Jannart 1 1000010
Jocelyn Quivrin Actor Louis XIV 1 1000004
Sara Forestier Actor Perrette 1 1000003
Philippe Torreton Actor Colbert 1 1000002
Jean-Claude Dreyfus Actor Chateauneuf 1 1000005
Daniel Duval Actor Terron 1 1000006
Fabienne Babe Actor Duchesse d'Orleans 1 1000009
Romain Rondeau Actor Racine 1 1000008
Julien Courbey Actor Moliere 1 1000007
Lorant Deutsch Actor Jean de La Fontaine 1 1000001
Follows he confrontation between Jean de La Fontaine, writer of the world renowned Fables, and Colbert, financial administrator for Louis XIV's Kingdom of France. In 1661, Colbert gets his rival Fouquet arrested, a powerful advisor of the young king. While all the other artists support the decision and rush to the Court, poet de La Fontaine confirms his support for Fouquet. Colbert vows to make the rebel admit the truth, but La Fontaine, even when penniless, stands by his convictions. Without money, he resists, observes and writes the Fables, which protest against a despotic government in the height of its decline.