Faictz Ce Que Vouldras (1995)

Genres - Historical Film  |   Sub-Genres - Biopic [feature]  |   Run Time - 52 min.  |   Countries - France  |  
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This French biopic offers a dramatized profile of the notoriously earthy 16th-century French doctor, humanist and satirist, Francois Rabelais. It was filmed in the region of Lire where the author once lived. At the story's core is a tremendous outdoor banquet, for 500 people, in celebration of the author's 500th birthday. As they dine, scenes that evoke images from his works are depicted, including a giant puppet representing Gargantua, and a tribe of mud-caked men bursting out of a field of sunflowers. The diners are urged to revel until they die, and dinner conversation runs the gamut of earthy topics.



doctor/nurse, banquet