Login

Ridicule

A delightful tale of a young landowner who tries to obtain an audience with King Louis XVI in order to get grant money to drain a swamp. He soon discovers that the King grants favours to those who display a ready and preferably savage wit. Charles Berling, Jean Rochefort and Fanny Ardant star in this excellent, acid-tongued French satire. Opening the 1996 Cannes Festival, it was nominated for the Golden Palm among many other notable nods including Best Foreign Film Oscar and Golden Globe, and it won the BAFTA for Best Foreign Language Film.

Year: 1996
Genre: Comedy, Foreign Language Films, French Cinema, Royalty
Country: France
Director: Patrice Leconte
Starring: Fanny Ardant, Charles Berling, Jean Rochefort, Judith Godreche, Bernard Giraudeau
Duration: 103 Minutes
Rating: M
Subtitles: Yes
7.5/10
Location in store: Foreign (France)
This DVD requires a multi-zone DVD player

AVAILABILITY

DVD AVAILABLE NOW!

Permanent Collection

For in-store pickup reservations please call 03 3650 615

ALICE ALSO SUGGESTS:

Barry Lyndon (1975)

How does an Irish lad without prospects become part of 18th-century English nobility? For Barry Lynd...

Dangerous Beauty ( aka A Destiny of Her Own ) (1998)

This excellent adaptation of Margaret Rosenthal's book , "The Honest Courtesan", is set in 16th cent...

Marquise (1997)

A sprightly, lavish costume drama based on the fetching dancer-cum-thesp who dazzled Moliere, Racine...

Tous Les Matins Du Monde (1991)

Aka 'All the Mornings of the World'. One of the most celebrated motion pictures to explore the art o...

Vatel (2000)

Sweeping historic epic set in France in 1671 and starring Gerard Depardieu as Francois Vatel, a stew...

Cyrano De Bergerac (1950/1990 Versions) (1990)

A double helping of "Cyrano De Bergerac". "Cyrano De Bergerac" (1950) - Jose Ferrer won an Academy A...

The Libertine (2004)

Johnny Depp plays the hedonistic writer John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester, close friend of Charles II (...

Moliere (2007)

After being called to the deathbed of a mysterious woman, 17th-century playwright Jean-Baptiste Poqu...

Barry Lyndon ( Blu-ray ) (1975)

How does an Irish lad without prospects become part of 18th-century English nobility? For Barry Lynd...

The Rise and Fall of Versailles (2011)

Louis XIV, Louis XV and Louis XVI: Three kings, three reigns, three stories. This three-part series...