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Inspired by the incredible true story of composer Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges. The illegitimate son of an African slave and a French plantation owner, Bologne (Kelvin Harrison Jr. in a tour de force performance) rises to improbable heights in French society as a celebrated violinist-composer and fencer, complete with an ill-fated love affair and a falling out with Marie Antoinette (Lucy Boynton) and her court.
- Samara Weaving
- Lucy Boynton
- Minnie Driver
- Kelvin Harrison Jr.
- Alic Newman
- Ronke Adekokuejo
- Alex Fitzalan
- Jessica Boone
- JIm High
- Ben Bradshaw
Atom User Reviews
I was expecting this to be a corny period piece about a lesser known historical figure but, was happily surprised. This movie presented a great story with lots of depth. I appreciated how there was a mixture of different languages and enough English to understand what was going on. The costumes and music were well done. A great choice for the history buff or date night.
I loved the movie and will probably see it again! Oscar worthy!
The movie piles on one damned thing after another, often turning a truly original life story into a Rabelaisian soap opera replete with powdered wigs and violin concertos.
With Oliver Garcia’s exquisite costumes and Karen Murphy’s production design, both brought alive to their full potential by Jess Hall’s stunning cinematography, Chevalier is not just a compelling story, it’s a visually compelling one too.
The film is all the more frustrating an experience given that it inches so close to greatness.