Louisiane

Louisiane

Director: Philippe de Broca Cast: Margot Kidder, Ian Charleson, Victor Lanoux

DVD (Canadian Import)

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Overview

This epic story about a Louisiana plantation owner trying to hold on to her estate before, during, and after the American Civil War, a place ironically called "Bagatelle," rides on the illustrious fame of Tara and its more famous mistress in another Southern state. Virginia Tregan (Margot Kidder) comes back to Louisiana after finishing her schooling in France and is soon left without financial support when her father dies. Motivated by dire economic straits, she marries the owner of Bagatelle, but her real love turns out to be the steward (Ian Charleson). Husbands come and go while the steward remains in the background, and clichéd characters abound: a chamber-maid whose husband is tragically murdered for supporting the Abolitionists, an evil aristocrat who rapes and kills Tregan's daughter, and the matriarch herself. The original six hours of TV miniseries time was cut to a three-hour cinema format, but the downsizing in this Danielle Steele-type story also extends to the acting, cinematography, dialogue, and dramatic interest -- making it a bagatelle rather than a real gem.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/24/2012
UPC: 0824255008785
Original Release: 1984
Source: Imports

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Margot Kidder Virginia Tregan
Ian Charleson Clarence Dandridge
Victor Lanoux Charles de Vigors
Andréa Ferréol Mignette
Lloyd Bochner Adrien de Danvilliers
Len Cariou Oswald
Larry Lewis Adrien Jr.
Raymond Pellegrin Morley
Wayne Best Major McGregor
Akosua Busia Ivy
Becki Davis Betty Templeton
Hilly Hicks Brent
Angus MacInnes Albert
Corinne Marchand Anne Mac Gregor
Ken Pogue Dr. Murphy
Michael J. Reynolds General Bank
John Vernon Oswald

Technical Credits
Philippe de Broca Director
Claude Bolling Score Composer
Gabriel Boustiani Co-producer
Michel Brault Cinematographer
Ivo Cristante Production Designer
Josianne Deschamps Makeup
Dominique Fabre Screenwriter
Denis Heroux Producer
Charles Israel Screenwriter
John Kemeny Producer
Henri Lanoë Editor
Richard Lightstone Sound/Sound Designer
Jack McAdam Production Designer
Randy Moore Art Director
Michel Nicolini Production Manager
Etienne Perier Screenwriter
Jean-Charles Ruault Sound/Sound Designer

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