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Le Bossu - Preview

Le Bossu

Preview by Jack Foley

FRENCH leading man Daniel Auteuil duels like a master in swashbuckling
adventure Le Bossu, directed by Philippe de Broca.

Adapted from the historical novel by Paul Féval, Le Bossu is an award-winning film with a BAFTA nomination, a César award and another eight César nominations.

It will be released on DVD on October 4, 2010 courtesy of Second Sight.

The ruthless Count Gonzague (Fabrice Luchini, Molière, Full Moon In Paris) is in line to inherit a fortune from his dashing cousin the Duc de Nevers (Vincent Perez, Cyrano de Bergerac, Time Regained) and won’t let anyone stand in his way, hiring young swordsman Largardère (Auteuil, Jean de Florette, The Lost Son) to kill the Duke.

But the young Largardère switches his allegiance and leaves Paris with de Nevers who is set to marry the mother of his love child.

Gonzague leads his henchmen into a bloody battle at the wedding where many lives are lost and Largardère is left holding the baby. Largardère assumes the disguise of a hunchback to avenge the murder of his friend.

Le Bossu is an action-packed swashbuckler replete with swordfights, treachery, revenge and murder.

Certificate: 15
Running time: 2hrs 4mins
UK DVD Release: October 4, 2010