Le Capitan (Captain Blood)

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Jean Marais and Elsa Martinelli in the French movie Le Capitan

Le Capitan ©Pathé Films

WNYC Transmitter Park
Greenpoint avenue
Brooklyn, US 11222
June 24, 2022 | 8:30 pm
France, 1616. King Louis XIII is 15 and his mother, Marie of Medicis, regent of the kingdom since the death of Henri IV, entrusts power to Concino Concini, a deceitful and ambitious man. After the assassination of his friend by Concini, noble swordsman Francois de Capestan, known as “Le Capitan,” goes to the young sovereign to warn him of the multiple betrayals that threaten the King’s Court.  

LE CAPITAN (Captain Blood) 
Directed by André Hunebelle, 1960, 1h41, France-Italy
With Jean Marais, Bourvil, Elsa Martinelli 

Based on the novel Le Capitan by Michel Zévaco (1909). 

Actor Jean Marais on the set of Le Capitan

Jean Marais in Le Capitan ©Pathé Films

Film in French with English subtitles
FREE and open to the public (no ticket needed)

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