An aspiring young physician, Robert Merivel found himself in the service of King Charles II and saves the life of someone close to the King. Merivel joins the King's court and lives the high life provided to someone of his position. Merivel is ordered to marry his King's mistress in order to divert the queens suspicions. He is given one order by the king and that is not to fall in love. The situation worsens when Merivel finds himself in love with his new wife. Eventually, the King finds out and relieves Merivel of his position and wealth. His fall from grace leaves Merivel where he first started. And through his travels and reunions with an old friend, he rediscovers his love for true medicine and what it really means to be a physician.
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Jeremy S (ca) wrote: one of the funniest movies I ever saw
Thomas L (nl) wrote: Amazing, isn't it? How sometimes the truly great performances are lost or forgotten come Oscar season? Sarah Polley all but vanishes into this role. And it's more than her perfect Balkan accent. Hard to describe really, but suffice it to say that after a while you forget you're watching Sarah Polley. Tim Robbins is awesome, but when isn't he? The story itself is one the most sobering ones you'll see, even if it does lean toward the contrived side. It illustrates the horror of the Balkan conflict without showing you a drop of blood. The Spanish woman who directed this, Isabel Coixet, had already worked with Sarah Polley in My Life Without Me two years earlier. They obviously have a good rapport. Here's hoping for future collaborations.
Aurlien F (br) wrote: not the best lelouch. My favorite is certainly "hommes femmes mode d'emploi' but it s not on flixster...
Ralf W (us) wrote: Wicked movie. The French are so funny (sometimes). Great acting. I watched it several times in German language and afterwards in French which was then quite easy to understand for me since I knew the plot. ;) Don't anyone dare to speak the title in English! It has nothing to do with a tanned guy. Tanguy is in fact quite pale. ;)
bill s (it) wrote: The chase scenes are dynamic but little else is.
Calyre Z (de) wrote: "Pige pour un priv"
Ivan M (kr) wrote: Really charming film directed by Bill Forsyth. MacIntyre (Peter Riegert) is a negotiator for a large US Oil Company, who is sent to a small village on the coast of Scotland in attempts to make use of the location which happens to be perfect for some kind of oil system. The head of the company however (played by Burt Lancaster), is vastly more fascinated by the stars in the sky than the oil in the ground. The film has understated performances and just a very distinct atmosphere. It's really cheerful and light-hearted, but not in a frustrating way. A critic whose name escapes me once put it best with their statement that although it's a hilarious comedy, it's verging on being heartbreakingly beautiful nearly all the way through. Great film, must watch.
Maria T (es) wrote: I saw it years ago and thought it was a work of art. I still do. As a fresque, it's unforgettable. As a film, it's personal, moving, and deep.
David F (ru) wrote: Great acting and a deep take on acting and Hollywood. Very talky.
Trent R (de) wrote: Quite bleak and insane! Fascinating to see how Anderson treats human actors instead of puppets. A must for fans of Team America: World Police.
Alberto R (kr) wrote: A movie where every character is damaged. The movie has it's moments yet it lacks that explosive culmination you are left waiting for.