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* AnachronismStew: Turkish baths didn't become popular in Europe until about 50 years after the era depicted in the film.

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* AnachronismStew: ArtisticLicenseHistory: Turkish baths didn't become popular in Europe until about 50 years after the era depicted in the film.

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* PublicBathhouseScene: Lacenaire confronts the Count in a Turkish bath at the film's climax.


* MajorInjuryUnderreaction/SoftGlass: Baptiste gets thrown through a window but winds up just a little dusty.

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* MajorInjuryUnderreaction/SoftGlass: Baptiste gets thrown through a window but winds up just a little dusty.


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* DuelToTheDeath: Between Lemaître and the authors of the play. A drunken Lemaître is really in no condition to fight, and he loses, but just comes out of the ordeal with a minor injury.


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* FauxAffablyEvil: Lacenaire is aloof, but still personable. But, the man is also a [[TheSociopath Sociopath]] who has no qualms about committing crimes.


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* SmallNameBigEgo: Lemaître, but he ultimately ''does'' become an accomplished and successful actor.


* LoveDodecahedron: The main male characters are all in love with Garance (though the AmbiguouslyGay Lacenaire views her more as a PlatonicLifePartner), while Nathalie is in love with Baptiste.

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* LoveDodecahedron: The main male characters are all in love with Garance (though the AmbiguouslyGay Lacenaire views her more as a PlatonicLifePartner), [[PlatonicLifePartners Platonic Life Partner]]), while Nathalie is in love with Baptiste.


* LoveDodecahedron: The main male characters (bar Lacenaire) are all in love with Garance, while Nathalie is in love with Baptiste.

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* LoveDodecahedron: The main male characters (bar Lacenaire) are all in love with Garance, Garance (though the AmbiguouslyGay Lacenaire views her more as a PlatonicLifePartner), while Nathalie is in love with Baptiste.


* AnachronismStew: Turkish baths didn't become popular in Europe until about 50 years after the era depicted in the film.



* VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean-Gaspard_Deburau Baptiste]], [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frederick_Lemaitre Lemaître]] and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pierre_Francois_Lacenaire Lacenaire]] were all genuine 19th century Parisian figures, but the film's story is purely fictional.

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* VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean-Gaspard_Deburau Baptiste]], [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frederick_Lemaitre Lemaître]] and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pierre_Francois_Lacenaire Lacenaire]] were all genuine 19th century Parisian figures, but the film's story is purely fictional.fictional.
* WickedCultured: Lacenaire is well-dressed, well-spoken, and works as a scribe as a front for his criminal activities.


* VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean-Gaspard_Deburau Baptiste]], [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fr%C3%A9d%C3%A9rick_Lema%C3%AEtre Lemaître]] and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pierre_Fran%C3%A7ois_Lacenaire Lacenaire]] were all genuine 19th century Parisian figures, but the film's story is purely fictional.

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* VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean-Gaspard_Deburau Baptiste]], [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fr%C3%A9d%C3%A9rick_Lema%C3%AEtre org/wiki/Frederick_Lemaitre Lemaître]] and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pierre_Fran%C3%A7ois_Lacenaire org/wiki/Pierre_Francois_Lacenaire Lacenaire]] were all genuine 19th century Parisian figures, but the film's story is purely fictional.


* LoveDodecahedron: The main male characters (bar Lacenaire) are all in love with Garance, while Nathalie is love with Baptiste.

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* LoveDodecahedron: The main male characters (bar Lacenaire) are all in love with Garance, while Nathalie is in love with Baptiste.


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!! The film provides examples of:"Tropes are so simple":



* BettyAndVeronica: Baptiste is Archie, Nathalie is Betty, and Garance is Veronica.



* EpicMovie: Runs 3 hours and 10 minutes, with some of the most elaborate sets and costumes attempted in French cinema up to that point.
* FaceDeathWithDignity: After [[spoiler:he kills the Count, Lacenaire just casually waits for the police and the foregone conclusion that he'll be executed]].



* TimeSkip: Several years pass between the first and second era.

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* LoveDodecahedron: The main male characters (bar Lacenaire) are all in love with Garance, while Nathalie is love with Baptiste.
* NoEnding: Baptiste [[spoiler:pursues Garance in the Carnival crowd but loses her]].
* TimeSkip: Several years pass between the first and second era.era.
* TransatlanticEquivalent: In its original American release, it was promoted as the "French ''Film/GoneWithTheWind''".
* VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean-Gaspard_Deburau Baptiste]], [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fr%C3%A9d%C3%A9rick_Lema%C3%AEtre Lemaître]] and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pierre_Fran%C3%A7ois_Lacenaire Lacenaire]] were all genuine 19th century Parisian figures, but the film's story is purely fictional.


* AmbiguouslyGay: Lacenaire. [[spoiler: Averted in the script, where some interactions Lacenaire has hint quite overtly to his sexuality. The scenes were shot but cut from the movie, as it was shot during WW2 under Vichy and the film director wanted to avoid censorship.]]

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* AmbiguouslyGay: Lacenaire. [[spoiler: Averted in the script, where some interactions Lacenaire has hint quite overtly to his sexuality. The scenes were shot but cut from the movie, as it was shot during WW2 [=WW2=] under Vichy and the film director wanted to avoid censorship.]]


* FiveFingersDiscount: Lacenaire steals a man's watch out of his front pocket.

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* FiveFingersDiscount: FiveFingerDiscount: Lacenaire steals a man's watch out of his front pocket.

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