07 Oct 1998

Director: Patrice Leconte



103 min

A period drama set amongst the aristocracy of 18th Century France in the court of Louis XVI. An impoverished nobleman goes to the King in the hope of raising money for a rural sewerage system. To do so he must out manoeuvre the courtiers that surround His Majesty. However, he is sucked into the superficial mind games and strutting world of the rich and corrupt. Leconte’s direction is subtle, cynical and clever. As you would expect the elegant costumes make “Ridicule” visually sumptuous.