The very impressive nudity in Les Nuits Revolutionnaires (1989 mini-series)

Defoe went through all of the episodes of this classic series. It has spectacular nude scenes filled with beautiful women, some of them contributing full-frontal nudity. Only one problem. The series tried to replicate authentic period lighting, which in the 18th century was, of course, candlelight for indoor scenes. (And there are no outdoor scenes!)

Damned authenticity!


Marie-Christine_Robert in episode 3

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Viviane Viard in episode 4

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Sophie Bouilloux in episode 5

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Natacha Mircovich in episode 6

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Sabine Naud in episode 6

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Nadine Spinoza in episode 7

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Nadine Spinoza wasn’t as intellectual as her great-uncle Baruch, but she was a damn sight less boring. And I assume she looked much better naked, although nude pics of Spinoza hard to come by. Kidding aside, Spinoza was actually very handsome as a young man, at least by philosopher standards, but I’ll bet he was already boring.

As for Nadine, she sort of disappeared from the industry in 2002, and I don’t know why.

2 thoughts on “The very impressive nudity in Les Nuits Revolutionnaires (1989 mini-series)

    1. I hadn’t thought of that. They worked on the authenticity of the lighting, but didn’t try to cast women with appropriate figures to be considered beauties in 1789 rather than 1989!

      If we assume that the 18th century standard of beauty is reflected in their artwork, they liked women with a little more heft in those days.

      And, as always, the women in the series all had perfect teeth, despite the limitations of 18th century dentistry. I suppose if period movies were really realistic, we might not find the women to our liking. Altman tried to make McCabe and Mrs. Miller authentic – up to a point. He did not blacken out any of Julie Christie’s teeth, which could have been a real turn-off to audiences.

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