On Guard

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The Comte de Gonzague schemes against his cousin, the Duc de Nevers, even though he is the Duke's heir and will inherit his estates. The Count has kept secret the existence of the Duke's bastard, recently born. When the Duke learns of his child, he journeys to wed the mother, a baron's daughter, in her father's isolated chateau. The occupants of the castle are surprised and murdered by the Count and his men. The only ones to escape are the Duke's friend, the skilled swordsman Lagardère, and the infant, a girl, now the rightful heiress to the Duke's vast fortune. The Count believes the pair to have drowned, when in fact they have been concealed by a travelling troupe of Italian players. Twenty years pass. The Count has discovered that the two survive and seeks to have them slain. But Lagardère gains the confidence of the Count, and employment as his bookkeeper, through his clever disguise as a hunch-back...

  1. Philippe de Broca

    Director, Writer

  2. Jean Cosmos


Top Billed Cast

  1. Daniel Auteuil

    Daniel Auteuil


  2. Vincent Pérez

    Vincent Pérez


  3. Marie Gillain

    Marie Gillain

    Aurore de Nevers

  4. Claire Nebout

    Claire Nebout

    Blanche de Caylus

  5. Fabrice Luchini

    Fabrice Luchini


  6. Jean-François Stévenin

    Jean-François Stévenin


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Movie Data


Original Title Le Bossu

Status Released

Original Language French

Runtime 2h 8m

Budget -

Revenue -

Homepage -

Release Information

  • December 20, 1997



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