D'Artagnan's Daughter [VHS] 
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Humorous swashbuckling adventure from renowned director Bertrand Tavernier. A beautiful young woman (Sophie Marceau) discovers a plot to assassinate King Louis XIV (Stephane Legros) so she hurries off to Paris to get help from her father. Her father is the retired musketeer D'Artagnan (Philippe Noiret) and he is soon persuaded to recruit a new band of adventurers to save the life of the king.
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It's the mid-Seventeenth Century in France. Eloise D'Artagnan (Sophie Marceau) is a young woman being educated in a convent when it is attacked and the mother superior killed. She learns there is a plot afoot, vows revenge and sets off to Paris to find her father (Philippe Noiret) and to reunite him with Athos, Aramis and Porthos. The plot thickens as they find not only evil noblemen and a cruel lady in red but that the 16-year-old king himself is in danger.
The humor and good nature of the film has a lot to do with the aging three musketeers and D'Artagnan. They've become middle aged, some a bit portly. They've all retired or resigned from the musketeers years ago. They find endless horseback riding and climbing walls no longer the easy action of their youth. Yet although they might get a bit tired sword fighting, they still are the best around...which they prove on ship decks, in castle hallways, and on Paris roofs.
Sophie Marceau does a wonderful job as the passionate and funny Eloise. She has no desire to simply wear skirts and get married as her father wishes. She's devoted to the idea of justice and righting the wrongs that have been committed. She loves her father and is proud of his comrades. She also finds she often has to protect the poet who loves her. He may write wonderful verse, but he can't use a sword and can barely ride a horse. Marceau throws herself into the role.Read more ›
Highly recommended if you like the Musketeers and are happy with the 4 guys being older.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is the same film as D'Artagnan's Daughter.
A name change for some reason.
Though an excellent film under any name.
It's french and it's a comedy so normally I would stay away from this film, but it stars the gorgeous Sophie Marceau and the brilliant Philippe Noiret and is a great fun romp that... Read morePublished on 3 May 2011 by DarrenHF