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Set in late 18th century France during the reign of Louis XVI, this costumer provides a fascinating glance into a time where a cruel rapier wit would take one further up the social ladder than gold, land or birthright (though being of noble blood was definitely a plus) and where the slightest whiff of ridicule could drive a man to suicide. Verbal fencing was a particularly popular sport in the royal palace. Baron Gregoire Ponceludon de Malavoy is an engineer who is deeply disturbed when his peasants begin dying of diseases contracted from the swamps nearby. Wanting to drain the deadly stagnant… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 78%

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"Beautifully dark, funny and nasty."
‑ Cole Smithey, ColeSmithey.com
"The acting or the story did not excite me enough to think that this clever film was anything special, except as a mildly diverting farce."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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