Si Paris nous etait conte (1956) AKA If Paris Were Told to Us


A witty journey through the history of Paris told to a group of students by Sacha Guitry, from its foundation at the time of Caesar to 1955. Among others you will meet King Charles VII making Agnès Sorel his mistress; you will witness the creation of printing spurred on by King Louis XI; share the life in the Louvres Palace at the time of King François Ier; spend the last night before St Bartholomew’s massacre; be horrified by the murder of Henri III by a fanatical monk, watch the abjuration of protestantism by King Henri IV; try to resolve the Man in the Iron Mask enigma; take part in the storming of the Bastille, be present at the execution of King Louis XVI and at the trial of Queen Marie-Antoinette; participate in the Paris Commune, take sides in the Dreyfus affair.

Director: Sacha Guitry. AKA If Paris Were Told to Us
Stars: Françoise Arnoul, Jeanne Boitel , Gilbert Bokanowski, Julien Carette, Danielle Darrieux, Sophie Desmarets, Clément Duhour, Sacha Guitry, Odette Joyeux, Robert Lamoureux, Jacques Dumesnil, Pierre Larquey, Jean Marais, Jean Martinelli, Lana Marconi, Michèle Morgan, Jean Parédès, Giselle Pascal, Gérard Philipe, Simone Renant, Odile Rodin, Antoine Balpêtré, Andrex, Jacqueline Plessis, René Blancard, Jean Pâqui, Gilbert Gil, Louis de Funès.


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  1. June 24, 2019

    delicious……sublime! more sacha, please! but in the meantime, thank you so much for this and napoléon!

  2. Michael
    October 29, 2019

    Ok Jon, you found my weakness- I am such a sucker for Sacha Guitry’s films. Love this one.

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