In a charming little country called
France, in the mid-18th century, people were happy.
The women were easy and men got on with their favourite
sports: war. The only royal sport where the people
got to play a part.
To escape being forcibly wed, Fanfan, a young adventurer
and admirer of feminine charms, joined the army
of Louis XV.
To encourage him to enlist, Adeline, the striklingly
beautiful daughter of the recruiting sergeant, predicted
that glory awaits Fanfan in the armed forces and
that the King’s daughter would be his.
By amazing coincidence, on the way to join his unit
in Aquitaine, fanfan comes to rescue of a royal
carriage under attack from highwaymen. Having put
the bandits to flight, Fanfan discovers that the
carriage’s passengers are none other than
the royal mistress Madame de Pompadour and Henriatte,
the sovereign’s daughter.
Fanfan gets a little carried away, believing this
to be a sign that Adeline’s predictions will
Just when the absurdity military strategy, his own
enthusiasm and many other adventures seem to have
dashed his grandiose dreams, Fanfan puts his life
on the line to foil a diabolical plot. His rewards
is glory, unexpected love and the certainly that
man can indeed be the master of his own destiny.