Wellington versus Napoleon: Aftermath of Waterloo (2015)

Introduction Wellington versus Napoleon: Aftermath of Waterloo is a history documentary that looks at what followed the epic battle of 1815, which saw The Duke of Wellington pronounced a national hero and Napoleon exiled to the island of St Helena. Part of the ‘A Short History of the World’ series. Pilot’s Productions Short History of… Read More

Colonel Chabert Film Series

Introduction Le Colonel Chabert (English: Colonel Chabert) is an 1832 novella by French novelist and playwright Honoré de Balzac (1799–1850). It is included in his series of novels (or Roman-fleuve) known as La Comédie humaine (The Human Comedy), which depicts and parodies French society in the period of the Restoration (1815-1830) and the July Monarchy… Read More

Colonel Chabert (1920)

Introduction Colonel Chabert (German: Oberst Chabert) is a 1920 German silent historical film directed by and starring Eugen Burg. Outline It is an adaptation of Honoré de Balzac’s 1832 novel Colonel Chabert. Cast Eugen Burg as Oberst Chabert. Wanda Treumann as Doppelrolle. Oskar Marion. Hans Ahrens. Max Laurence. Colonel Chabert Series Colonel Chabert (1832, novel… Read More

Le Colonel Chabert (1994)

Introduction Le Colonel Chabert (English title: Colonel Chabert) is a 1994 French historical drama film directed by Yves Angelo and starring Gérard Depardieu, Fanny Ardant and Fabrice Luchini. It is based on the novel Le Colonel Chabert by Honoré de Balzac. Another film adaptation of the novel starring Raimu had been released 50 years earlier,… Read More

Austerlitz (1960)

Introduction Austerlitz (aka The Battle of Austerlitz, English title) is a 1960 French film directed by Abel Gance and starring Jean Marais, Rossano Brazzi, Martine Carol, Jack Palance, Claudia Cardinale, Vittorio De Sica, Orson Welles, Leslie Caron and Jean-Louis Trintignant. Pierre Mondy portrays Napoleon in this film about his victory at the Battle of Austerlitz.… Read More