« THE SATURDAYS OF HISTORY »

 

A programme by Jean-François Delassus

based on an idea of Michel Poniatowski

screenplay and dialogues by Jean Bernard-Luc

Director : Paul Planchon

H E N R I    I V

 


Summary :

1589. For over 30 years, fratricidal fights have violently opposed Catholics and Protestants. The king of France Henri III has just died, murdered by a monk Before dying, to succeed to the throne, he has named his cousin Henri de Bourbon, king of Navarre, leader of the Huguenot party and yet his ally. Together, these supporters for tolerance tried to conquer Paris again which was left to the members of the League with the help of the king of Spain Philippe II’ army .

For the moment Henri of Navarre, still a soldier before being a king, must conquer the throne, take possession of Paris, and become Catholic. He’ is promised it several times. Unless he abjures, there won’ t be coronation. he will be king , by the right, but not in fact.

C’est cette période, qui sépare la mort d ’Henri III (août 1589 ), de l’abjuration en la basilique de Saint-Denis ( juillet 1593 ) que nous montre ce téléfilm.

Gilles Alexandre

 

 

PAUL PLANCHON

 

MICHEL PONIATOWSKI

 

 

Cast

Henri IV...............................André POMARAT

Gabrielle d’ Estrées.................Sophie BARJAC

Feria.......................................Alain MOTTET

La Montpensier...............Maryvonne SCHILTZ

Rosny..................................André THORENT

Mayenne...............................Claude ÉVRARD

Bussy....................................Fernand GUIOT

Le père Boucher......................Michel BEAUNE

D’Aubigné..........................Bernard SALVAGE

Bellegarde.................................Gilles BEHAT

L’ Estoile............................Jacques LALANDE

Pithou.....................................Jean MERMET

Jacques Clément.....................Jean LE MOUEL

Montaigne.............................Jean LEUVRAIS

François d’O............................Alain MACMOY

Henri III..........................Robert OHNIGHIAN

Antoinette...................Christine DATNOWSKI

Givry.....................................Rudy LAURENT

Sancy.....................................Pierre FABIEN

The bishop...............................Raoul GUILLET

The herald.................................Jean LESCOT

 

 

 

André <POMARAT

 

 

Sophie BARJAC

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ALAIN MOTTET

MARYVONNE SCHILTZ

MICHEL BEAUNE

ANDRÉ THORENT


BERNARD SALVAGE

JEAN LEUVRAIS

CLAUDE ÉVRARD

ALAIN MACMOY


JACQUES LALANDE
JEAN LE MOUËL
GILLES BÉHAT
FERNAND GUIOT

JEAN LESCOT
RAOUL GUILLET
ROBERT OHNIGHIAN
PIERRE FABIEN

RUDY LAURENT