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The Grand Dukes Movie Review Summary

Actors: Jean-Pierre Marielle, Philippe Noiret, Jean Rochefort, Catherine Jacob, Michel Blanc

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THE GRAND DUKES (Les Grands Ducs) is a French comedy co-written and directed by Patrice Leconte in 1996.

Three aging comedians manage to be hired by the producer Shapiron for his last stage play "Scoobidoo". The star of the play Carla Milo is not so happy with actors who are always improvising or, worst, who simply don't know their script. Things get out of hand when a ruined Shapiron asks Carla Milo to have an "accident" on stage so that he could claim a lot of cash from the insurance company. Carla says no and Shapiron will try to provoke an accident during the show but the actors always manage to improvise even in the middle of the worst situations.   
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler








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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Job/Profession/Poverty Story?    -   Yes Job:    -   actor

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   actor Age:    -   60's-90's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   French

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   France Misc setting    -   theater

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing

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