Fanfan La Tulipe [Criterion Collection]

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Synopsis

Pauline Kael once characterized the French adventure film Fanfan the Tulip as a "Louis XV western". This is a pretty broad interpretation, though it is true that the film never stops moving--an excellent method of sustaining audience attention and plugging up the plot holes. Gerard Philipe plays Fanfan, a handsome, athletic and self-impressed young peasant soldier. Fanfan is as adept in the boudoir as on the battlefield; it has been prophesied that he will wed the king's daughter, thus he wants to get as much practice as possible. Fanfan's many conquests include Gina Lollobridgida and Genevieve Page, which may be why this film did so well in the States. Fanfan the Tulip is available in several shorter versions, one of which has been redubbed Soldier in Love. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Chapter List

Disc #1 -- Fanfan La Tulipe
1. Logos/Opening Credits [2:19]
2. Eighteenth-Century France [5:14]
3. Fanfan [6:52]
4. "Thank You, Adeline" [5:54]
5. The King's Daughter [3:29]
6. Recruits [5:51]
7. Insubordinate [3:56]
8. Rooftop Duel [5:20]
9. "Charming Mustache" [5:08]
10. The Castle [5:11]
11. "Bad News?" [5:18]
12. Unrequited Love [4:18]
13. Adeline and the King [6:26]
14. "My Kind of Woman" [7:22]
15. To the Rescue [7:39]
16. Behind Enemy Lines [5:05]
17. "So, You Do Love Me?" [6:22]
18. White Flag [7:59]
1. Color Bars [:00]