Main feature 98 mins
Bonus feauture 52 mins
Cat no. 2NDVD 3112
WIT IS THE ULTIMATE WEAPON
A dazzling and potent film Empire
A film by Patrice Leconte
A poor nobleman has a plan to rid his homeland of its disease infested swamp. To do this he needs backing and so heads to the court of King Louis XVI in a bid to solicit aid. He soon discovers that the worthiness of the plan itself will not grant him an audience with the King, at Versailles the sharpness of ones wit is what gets you noticed. Those found lacking in the art of wordsmanship are maliciously despatched.
Patrice Lecontes lavish, superbly written costume drama was a BAFTA winner and nominated for both an Oscar and the Palm DOr.
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