Le bon roi Dagobert

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  • 1984
  • 1 hr 52 min
  • 4.4  (500)

Le bon roi Dagobert is a French comedy film released in 1984. The movie is directed by Dino Risi and stars Coluche, Michel Serrault, and Ugo Tognazzi. The film is set in the 7th century and tells the story of King Dagobert. Le bon roi Dagobert is a historical comedy that tells the tale of King Dagobert, the ruler of the Franks in the 7th century. The movie is full of slapstick humor with various characters involved in a web of hilarious conspiracies and romances.

The movie starts with King Dagobert, who is known to be a womanizer and a drunkard, rising to power as a young king. Dagobert's reign is marked by political chaos and confusion, and the king relies on his advisor, Saint Eloi, to take care of the state's affairs.

Dagobert's father, King Clotaire, was not a good king and had to leave the kingdom with almost no money, leaving behind a very weak successor in Dagobert. Under such conditions, Saint Eloi becomes the de facto ruler of the kingdom, and Dagobert agrees to follow his advice.

The relationship between Saint Eloi and Dagobert is the highlight of the movie. Saint Eloi's love for the king is apparent from the start, and he does everything he can to help Dagobert stay true to his responsibilities. However, Dagobert and his antics manage to get them both into some hilarious situations.

The twist in the plot comes when rumors of a rebellion start to float around, and Dagobert decides to marry Princess Giselle from Bavaria to strengthen his kingdom. But the prince of the neighboring kingdom has his eyes on Giselle and, with the help of Dagobert's sister-in-law, tries to kidnap her.

All these incidents culminate in King Dagobert being kidnapped, and Saint Eloi taking the lead in a daring mission to rescue him. The mission is successful, and Dagobert is reunited with Giselle. Following their escape, the King decides to put an end to his wild ways and focuses on stabilizing the kingdom.

The performances of the lead actors are excellent, especially that of Coluche, who portrays the character of King Dagobert with unmatchable humor and wit. His chemistry with Michel Serrault, who plays Saint Eloi, is a sight to behold.

The movie is shot in beautiful locations, and the set design and costumes are a treat to the eyes. The melodious music amplifies the emotions and the humor of the movie.

Overall, Le bon roi Dagobert is a must-watch for anyone who loves comedies and period dramas. The movie is full of laughter, romance, and adventure with strong performances by its leads. It perfectly captures the essence of the 7th-century kingdom's turmoil and shows how humor can make any situation enjoyable.

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    1 hr 52 min
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    4.4  (500)