On Guard


2h 8m 2002

Brief Synopsis

Set in the early 18th century, a tale which centers around Lagardere, who is the trusted friend and bodyguard of the multi-titled and wealthy nobleman, Nevers. Word comes from afar that Nevers has an heir and resolves to marry Blanche, the mother and raise the child, who he assumes will be a son. Th

Film Details

Also Known As
Bossu, Le, En guardia, Le bossu, On Guard!
Release Date
2002
Distribution Company
Empire Pictures
Location
Paris, France; Hautes et Maritimes, Alpes, France; Le Mans, France

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 8m

Synopsis

Set in the early 18th century, a tale which centers around Lagardere, who is the trusted friend and bodyguard of the multi-titled and wealthy nobleman, Nevers. Word comes from afar that Nevers has an heir and resolves to marry Blanche, the mother and raise the child, who he assumes will be a son. The villain Gonzague conspires to slaughter Nevers, Blanche, and the child. An expert swordsman, Nevers is known to possess the "Nevers Thrust," a flashy, foolproof technique for skewering an opponent between the eyes. Only Lagardere knows the secret. Gonzague, however, fatally stabs Nevers in the back, forcing him, in his dying breath, to entrust Lagardere with the infant. Lagardere takes refuge with the child--who turns out to be a girl--raising her amongst a group of actors and puppeteers. The child, Aurore, believes Lagardere is her father and when the performers hit Paris 16 years later, Lagardere puts his plot for revenge against Gonzague in motion.

Crew

Yves Agostini

Camera Operator

Marc Bellan

Visual Effects

Thierry Bellicaud

Unit Manager

Christiane Berroyer

Hair Stylist

Jean-pierre Berroyer

Hair Stylist

Herve Bertrand

Visual Effects

Florence Botel

Assistant Director

Hubert Bougis

Original Music

Delphine Bouix

Assistant Director

Serge Boutleroff

Assistant Director

Philippe De Broca

Screenplay

Michel Carliez

Stunt Coordinator

Nathalie Causse

Wardrobe

Rita Cecchi Gori

Coproducer

Vittorio Cecchi Gori

Coproducer

Jean Cirla

Unit Manager

Michele Constantinides

Makeup

Jean Cosmos

Screenplay

Jean Cosmos

Writer (Dialogue)

Olivier Coutard

Assistant Director

Stephane Cressend

Unit Manager

Vincent Dachet

Assistant Director

Daniel Dacomo

Unit Manager

Alexander Debroca

Storyboard Artist

Olivier Delage

Special Effects

Georges Demetrau

Special Effects

Michel Deruelle

Makeup

Patrick Faour

Casting

Paul Feval

Source Material (From Novel)

William Flageollet

Audio Mixer

Jerome Frery

Unit Manager

Francoise Galfre

Executive Producer

Christian Gasc

Costume Designer

Justine Gasquet

Visual Effects

Patrick Godeau

Producer

Laurent Graticola

Unit Manager

Christian Guillon

Visual Effects

Tess Hammami

Wardrobe

Jean Harnois

Camera

Mathias Herman

Unit Manager

Christophe Huchet

Visual Effects

Remy Jouvin-bessiere

Other

Michel Jullien

Location Manager

Bettina Keller

Hair Stylist

Serge Klinger

Unit Manager

Olivier Lagny

Unit Manager

Henri Lanoe

Editor

Catherine Lapoujade

Production Manager

Stephane Lavoix

Visual Effects

Paul Lemarinel

Makeup

Catherine Leroy

Unit Manager

Benoit Lesting

Makeup

Henri Leturc

Unit Manager

Jacques Levy

Sound Dubbing

Laurent Levy

Sound Effects

Valerie Lindon

Music Supervisor

Mario Luraschi

Consultant

Thierry Magniez

Unit Manager

Frederic Mahler

Unit Manager

Christophe Maratier

Other

Pietro Mascagni

Music

Joyce Menger

Effects Coordinator

Pascal Meziere

Sound Effects

Frederic Moreau

Visual Effects

Henri Morelle

Sound

Philippe Mottin

Unit Manager

Michel Mulson

Unit Manager

Guillaume Parent

Visual Effects

Jean-louis Paris

Unit Manager

Axel Pepin

Unit Manager

Lissa Pillu

Casting

Emmanuel Pitois

Makeup

Fred Place

Visual Effects

Pablo Ponce

Visual Effects

Jean-colas Prunier

Visual Effects

Alexandre Putnam

Unit Manager

Laurent Quaglio

Sound Mixer

Marc Renault

Unit Manager

Germaine Ribel

Wardrobe

Jean-francois Robin

Director Of Photography

Isabelle Roussel

Visual Effects

Florence Sadaune

Costume Supervisor

Jean-christophe Sanchez

Visual Effects

Philippe Sarde

Music

Philippe Sarde

Music Arranger

Philippe Silvain

Unit Manager

Herve Soulie

Makeup

Paul Swendsen

Matte Painter

Isabella Tat

Sound Dubbing

Sophie Thevenet-becker

Continuity

John Timperley

Sound Mixer

Marie Tisserand

Dialogue Editor

Bernard Vezat

Art Director

Nathalie Vidal

Dialogue Editor

Yannick Voilin

Visual Effects

Bertrand Vuarnesson

Unit Manager

Laetitia Yung

Visual Effects

Olivier Zeninski

Special Effects

Film Details

Also Known As
Bossu, Le, En guardia, Le bossu, On Guard!
Release Date
2002
Distribution Company
Empire Pictures
Location
Paris, France; Hautes et Maritimes, Alpes, France; Le Mans, France

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 8m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the 1997 Cesar Award for Best Costumes. Also nominated for eight awards including Best Picture, Best Actor (Daniel Auteuil), Best Actress (Marie Gillain), and Best Supporting Actor (Vincent Perez).

Released in United States October 18, 2002

Released in United States Fall November 8, 2002

Released in United States on Video March 9, 2004

Completed shooting June 6, 1997.

Began shooting February 24, 1997.

Released in United States October 18, 2002 (Paris Theater; New York City)

Released in United States Fall November 8, 2002

Released in United States on Video March 9, 2004