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On July 14, 1789, a mob of angry Parisians stormed the Bastille and seized the King's military stores. A decade of idealism, war, murder, and carnage followed, bringing about the end of feudalism and the rise of equality and a new world order. The French Revolution is a definitive feature-length documentary that encapsulates this heady (and often headless) period in Western civilization. With dramatic reenactments, illustrations, and paintings from the era, plus revealing accounts from journals and expert commentary from historians, The French Revolution vividly unfurls in a maelstrom of violence, discontent, and fundamental change. King Louis XVI, Marie Antoinette, Maximilien Robespierre, and Napoleon Bonaparte lead a cast of thousands in this essential program from THE HISTORY CHANNEL®. Narrated by Edward Herrmann (The Aviator, Gilmore Girls), The French Revolution explores the legacy that--now more than ever--stands as both a warning and a guidepost to a new millennium

  1. Doug Shultz

    Director

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  1. Edward Herrmann

    Edward Herrmann

    Narrator

  2. George Ivașcu

    Robespierre

  3. Rodica Lazăr

    Rodica Lazăr

    Marie Antoinette

  4. Tomi Cristin

    Tomi Cristin

    Danton (as Cristian Toma)

  5. Phillip X. Levine

    Marat (as Phillip Levine

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The French Revolution

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  • January 17, 2005
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Original Language English

Runtime 1h 40m

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