LA NUIT DE VARENNES
Directed by Ettore Scola
Screenplay by Sergio Amidei and Ettore Scola
In the coach up ahead, history rides: Louis XVI, Marie Antoinette and their children are fleeing revolutionary Paris in disguise, for a rendezvous with royalist allies from abroad and a last gamble on restoration of their absolute power.
In the coach behind them, humanity rides (or anyway a curious cross section of it). The passengers include weary, white-clad Casanova (Marcello Mastroianni), who now spends his time fending off women rather than seducing them; Tom Paine (Harvey Keitel), pamphleteer of the...