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"Some things are worth dying for"
Le Bossu is an enjoyable and well-received French film from 1997 about duelists and a master swordsman in the early years of the 18th century. It was an enormous hit in France and won a large number of prestigious awards, including a BAFTA award in 1999 for best non-English film. Le Bossu is regarded as something of a masterpiece of the swashbuckler genre. The action is realistically portrayed by the expert warriors of the film. The performance of Daniel Auteuil as the legendary swordsman Lagardère has been particularly remarked upon for the range of emotion portrayed and the infectious sense of fun conveyed.