"Revenge of the Musketeers"

Revenge of the Musketeers (1992) is the new US DVD release of the French comedy costumer La Fille d'Artagnon, or daughter of Dartagnon. Sophie Marceau shines in the title role, and is completely at home and as lovable as usual in this swashbuckling role. The film opens with Marceau in a convent where her now disgraced famous Musketeer father placed her after her mother's death. A "woman in red" and her henchmen chase a runaway slave into the convent and kill the mother superior. Marceau swears revenge, and is off to Paris to find her father.

She eventually convinces him that there is a serious plot afoot, which he hopes to foil and return to the good graces of the young Louis IV. When his daughter is kidnapped, he is off to find his brother Musketeers, rescue his daughter, and foil the plot against the king. What ensues is hilarity with a bunch of fat, old and lazy Musketeers. This film has everything -- swashbuckling, poison, treachery, a love story lots of physical humor, and biting satire of mid 17th century France. Breasts from Marceau in two scenes, and breasts and rear nudity from Maria Pitarresi don't hurt either.

IMDB has this at 6.3 of 10. Reviews are more positive than negative, and especially praise Marceau's performance. The production design and camera work are wonderful, and the costumes are great as well. I shouldn't have liked a subtitled French comedy costumer, but loved this one. C+.

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  • Maria Pitarresi (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20)
  • Sophie Marceau (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23)

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