Que la fete commence 1975
Tavernier's second film, made during the period when the rewriting of history on film was the key issue in French cinema, never released in Britain but a hit in the US under the ironic title "Let Joy Reign Supreme".

"Que La Fete Commence" (Let the Party Begin) is a witty provocative, visually dazzling re-creation of French political and social life during the crucial last years of Philippe d'Orleans, regent for the young Louis XV, who was 5 years old at the death of his great-grandfather, Louis XIV. When the old Sun King died in 1715, France had been at the peak of its power and glory. Before the end of the century, though, it would be swept by the greatest, bloodiest revolution the world had yet seen. It is the idea of Mr. Tavernier and Jean Aurenche, the veteran French filmwriter who collaborated with the director on the screenplay, that some of the factors that made the revolution inevitable were more or less locked into place by events that took place during Philippe's regency.

Director: Bertrand Tavernier
Cast: Philippe Noiret, Jean Rochefort, Jean-Pierre Marielle, Christine Pascal, Alfred Adam, Jean-Roger Caussimon, Gerard Desarthe
Country: France
Genre: Drama, History, War

DVD9 | PAL 16:9 | 01:53:59 | 7.43 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Francais
Subtitles: English

Extras (in French, no subs):
-- Interview de Bertrand Tavernier et Philippe Noiret
-- Interview de Jean Rochefort
-- Sur le tournage
-- Bandes-annonce
-- Galerie photos
-- Filmographies

Download Que la fete commence... / Let Joy Reign Supreme (1975) DVD9:


BD50 | 1080p AVC | 01:59:18 | 34.6 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Francais
Subtitles: English, Francais

Extras (in French, no subs):
-- Analyse du film par Guillemette Odicino
-- Interview de Bertrand Tavernier et Philippe Noiret
-- Interview de Jean Rochefort