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Fanfan la Tulipe

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[[Performer~P187986~Pauline Kael~paulinekael]] once characterized the French adventure film [[Feature~V136404~Fanfan the Tulip~fanfan]] as a "Louis XV western". This is a pretty broad interpretation, though it is true that the film never stops moving--an excellent method of sustaining audience attention and plugging up the plot holes. [[Performer~P56521~Gerard Philipe~gérardphilipe]] plays Fanfan, a handsome, athletic and self-impressed young peasant soldier. Fanfan is as adept in the boudoir as on the...more

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