Lady Oscar

  • 1978
  • 2 HR 05 MIN
  • NR
  • Historical

A Japanese comic strip set in revolutionary France is the basis for this feature--shot in English, in France, with little-known British players and backed with Japanese money. Macoll is the heroine, brought up as a boy by her martinet father. She adopts men's clothing and becomes a uniformed bodyguard to Marie Antoinette (Bohm). When the revolution breaks...read more

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A Japanese comic strip set in revolutionary France is the basis for this feature--shot in English, in France, with little-known British players and backed with Japanese money. Macoll is the heroine, brought up as a boy by her martinet father. She adopts men's clothing and becomes a

uniformed bodyguard to Marie Antoinette (Bohm). When the revolution breaks out, she is reunited with her secret love, Stokes, the son of her family housekeeper. Alas, the storming of the Bastille separates them again. Excellent production design makes this film a treat for the eye, though the

Bastille-storming sequence, much touted at the time, is something of a disappointment. Director Demy is best known for THE UMBRELLAS OF CHERBOURG (1964) and a handful of other nice-looking but rather empty features. LADY OSCAR was his first film in almost six years.

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  • Released: 1978
  • Rating: NR
  • Review: A Japanese comic strip set in revolutionary France is the basis for this feature--shot in English, in France, with little-known British players and backed with Japanese money. Macoll is the heroine, brought up as a boy by her martinet father. She adopts me… (more)

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