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Marie Antoinette's eye fixes upon Joseph Bologne, an illegitimate child born on a plantation whose musical genius overshadows Mozart.

Whether duelling with swords or violins, our hero is a virtuoso to be reckoned with. "Chevalier" is an extravagantly costumed and wigged drama set in the French court as The Revolution is emerging. The story is based on history and embellished for the screen, leaving audiences wanting to know more about this extraordinary figure and those around him. There's plenty of hissing and spitting among friends with plot threads following the tried-and-true themes of race, class, adulterous love, and legitimacy. An entertaining hotbed of revolt and dissension.

Anne Murphy

Limited Release 3rd August 2023
Walt Disney Studios 108 mins

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