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Impromptu (1991)
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This is a Biopic about Polish composer Frederic Chopin and French author George Sand in mid 19th century France.
At a large country estate, we see George Sand's son and daughter and the son of the owners of the estate playing. They are pretending that it's the French Revolution. They are holding a large frog they have named the "Viscount de Swamp" and we hear its call. They declare that it is guilty of crimes, then run off shouting "to the guillotine!" They find some gunpowder and start making a bomb. Later we see the children in the woods. They have put the frog in the woods. We don't see the frog because of the leaves, but we hear the frog's call and that's how we know it's there. One boy lights a fuse and runs away. We hear another frog call then we see an explosion. The girl goes to the spot and says "The Viscount has been completely obliterated." This is all supposed to be a comic interude in the movie, but the idea of children blowing up a frog is a little too sick to laugh at and it doesn't add to the plot in any important way.

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