Jacquou le Croquant is a French historical film based on the 1899 novel by Eugene Le Roy and the 1969 TV serial “Jacquou le Croquant”. The book is often translated as “Jacquou the Rebel” even if the word “Croquant” has a more pejorative meaning as a “yokel”.
However, the action is set in the Dordogne, just after the Napoleonic period and filmed in Romania, at the Corvin Castle.
Jacquou is a boy living happily with his parents. His father will be prisoned for crime and his mother dies shortly after. Orphan and poor, the boy will be helped by the priest Bonal and remains in his care.
As an adult, Jacquou will transform his vow of vengeance into a struggle against injustice and attempts to overturn it.
Jacquou le Croquant is a movie about unconditional love and respect beyond hatred and the division of society into rich and poor, where money makes the law the way it wants.
It is a movie that creates the image of our society on another scale. A lesson that you do not have to hate and kill for changing something around you.
Jacquou le Croquant is a movie you should not miss!
Beauty and history are my words to describe a place where you would think you were into an old medieval castle: Corvin Castle.
This castle is located in Hunedoara city, Romania. With its amazing architecture and astonishing history behind it, the beauty of Corvin Castle makes it an exceptional example of European architecture.It also explains the reason this castle is chosen as a place for both fairytale and horror movies.
According to www.uncover-romania.com, “a fairytale castle for some, a Gothic masterpiece for others and even a haunted-looking place with great backgrounds for Hollywood movies, Corvin Castle is simply the most impressive castle in Transylvania.”
Here is a list of movies with scenes filmed at Corvin Castle, Hunedoara:
1. François Villon – Outlaw Poet (1987)
It is François Villon’s romantic biography. He was known as an outlaw poet, a bohemian and wanderer. He lived the life of a vagabond in the company of princes and paupers. A troubled life, because he supported people’s free expression.
2. Nostradamus (1994)
“Nostradamus: I promise nothing, I do what I can.”
Set in France in the sixteenth century, the time of the Black Plague and the Inquisitions, the movie tells the story of Nostradamus. His success in treating the plague and his predictions make his influence rises. It is culminating with his appointment as court physician.
3. Les rois maudits/ The accursed Kings (2005)
It is French history movie about royalty.
Jacques de Molay is condemned to be burned.He curses the king, his advisor, the pope and the thirteen succeeding generations of their families. There follows half a century of political intrigue, murder and famine, and culminates in the 100 Years War.
It is a fantasy action horror film, set in the eighteenth century. Rayne is a Dhampir, half-human, half-vampire, and she escapes from a freak show. She strives to avenge her mother’s rape. In her journey for revenge, she meets two vampire hunters and joins their society.
5. Jacquou le croquant (2007)
It is a French historical movie set in the Dordogne, during the Bourbon restoration. Jacquou is transformed by his vow of revenge into a struggle against injustice.
6. Ghost Rider:
Spirit of Vengeance (2011)
“Johnny Blaze: Why does the devil walk on human form anyway? I have no idea. Maybe he doesn’t know either. Maybe he passes on from body to body, down through history, waiting for the perfect fit. But I know one thing, on Earth, he’s weak. His powers are limited. He needs emissaries to do his dirty work, so he finds them or makes them, using his greatest power, the power of the deal.”
7. Singh Is Bliing (2015)
Singh does not like taking up any responsibility. He has to move to Goa and work with his father’s friend. Here, he meets a woman …
This is a fantasy adventure film. Drago, a dragon, tries to end the rivalry between a brother and his sister. When the Heartfire, the source of Drago’s power is stolen, the siblings must end their rivalry.
9. The Nun (2018)
It is a horror film. A young nun takes her life. A priest and a novitiate are sent by the Vatican to investigate. They uncover the order’s unholy secret.
10. Royal Hearts (2018)
“Hank Pavlik: You know why dog is man’s best friend? Because he wags his tail instead of his tongue.”
The movie’s plot is set in the fictitious ‘Kingdom of Merania’ created through multiple shooting locations in Romania.
Hank is a rancher and his daughter finds out that her father is an heir of a kingdom, Merania.She wants to see it. They travel to Merania with the intention of rejecting the throne but end up staying to save the country.
Humanity’s history of hatred goes back many and many years, and it still goes on today, but in disguised forms.
This true story movie paints that hate and racism. A female journalist, Hazel Brannon Smith (Jen Seymour) is the one who speaks out for black civil rights. Even if she knows insults, violence and death threats from the local Ku Klux Klan, she is not intimidated by the racists of the town and sticks to her ideals.
A movie about the courage to speak out your voice and stand strong against intimidation.A beautiful movie and a true story of courage against racism.
We are all human beings with the same colour of blood and living the same feelings.
It is a comedy-drama film about the last great adventure of the world’s best con men. They are plotting one last shot and the victim is Penelope an eccentric millionaire. Her castle is Peleș Castle.
Among the locations of the movie, there is The Constanța Casino and the port of Constanța.
2. A Princess for Christmas (2011)
An American woman who is the guardian for her young niece and nephew is invited to a royal European castle for Christmas by her late brother-in-law’s father, the Duke of Castlebury. Feeling out of place as a commoner, she is determined to give her family a Merry Christmas. Consequently, she surprises herself falling for a handsome prince.
3. A Christmas Prince (2017)
A reporter goes undercover as a tutor to get information about a playboy prince. She is tangled in some royal intrigue and ends up finding love.
4. A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding (2018)
It is a sequel to the 2017 film “A Christmas Prince“. Amber and Richard are set to tie the knot in a Royal Wedding. Their plan is jeopardized by a political crisis and Amber’s guessing whether or not she is cut out to be a queen.
5. Royal Matchmaker (2018)
A king hires a matchmaker to find his son a suitable wife.As the deadline is approaching, she finds him a suitable wife. Besides, she has to realize she has fallen in love with the king’s son.
6. A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby (2019)
It is another sequel to the film “A Christmas Prince”. A royal baby is on the way and Amber must save her family and kingdom by unwrapping a mystery.
With a magnificent architecture inside and out, and located in a picturesque area, Peleș Castle is a must. Do not miss this gem of Romania!