Ridicule | 1996

Drama, Period
In the age of Louix XVI, a modest country engineer traveled to Versailles with a plan to save the people of his village from an epidemic by asking the king to subsidize a swamp drainage system. He thought he would ...more
Director: Patrice Leconte
Writers: Remi Waterhouse
Awards: 1 Oscar nomination. Another 5 wins & 1 nomination | full awards »

Cast

... Ponceludon de Malavoy

Actor

... Marquis de Bellegrade

Actor

... Madame de Blayac

Actor

... Mathilde de Bellegarde

Actor

... Abbot de Vilecourt

Actor

... Monsieur de Montalieri

Actor

... Knight de Milletail

Actor

... Abbot de l'Epee

Actor

... Louis XVI

Actor

... Baron de Malenval

Actor

... Paul

Actor

... Charlotte

Actor

Company

Cinea Productions

Production Company

Cinea Productions

Production Company

Epithete Films

Production Company

Production Company

Gras Savoye

Production Company

Investimage 4

Production Company

Synopsis

In the age of Louix XVI, a modest country engineer traveled to Versailles with a plan to save the people of his village from an epidemic by asking the king to subsidize a swamp drainage system. He thought he would persuade the palace with logic, reason, and an appeal to human decency. He was wrong. To succeed in this court, he'll have to learn to dress, to dance, to scheme, to seduce--and above all, he'll learn that wit is the ultimate weapon. In this strange world of decadence, where fortunes and power change hands overnight, where men are made and ruined in an instant, the key to survival is avoiding the ultimate disgrace: ridicule. In a place where even the slightest misstep can be fatal, he'll have to focus every ounce of energy on extracting royal favor. The one thing he must not do... is fall in love.

SIMILAR ARTICLES