Queen Margot
- Isabelle Adjani

Overview - This acclaimed film presents the epic 16th-century saga of Margot de Valois (Isabelle Adjani) and her tragic arranged marriage to Henri of Navarre (Daniel Auteuil). In order to create an alliance between the Protestants and the Catholics, Margot is betrothed to Henri, one of the leaders of the French Protestants.  Read more...

 
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Overview

This acclaimed film presents the epic 16th-century saga of Margot de Valois (Isabelle Adjani) and her tragic arranged marriage to Henri of Navarre (Daniel Auteuil). In order to create an alliance between the Protestants and the Catholics, Margot is betrothed to Henri, one of the leaders of the French Protestants. Margot, despite her initial hostility, eventually becomes Henri's main ally in a convoluted and conspiratorial court. However, determined not to consummate her relationship with Henri, Margot takes a Protestant lover (Vincent Perez) and during the St. Bartholomew's Night Massacre, in which the Catholics slaughter the Protestants, helps him escape. The events that follow change not only Margot's life but the course of French history.

Awards:
1994 - Cannes - Best Actress Winner

Cast List

Pascal Greggory - Actor
Daniel Auteuil - French actor, JEAN DE FLORETTE (1987)
Jean-Hugues Anglade - French Actor
Patrice Chereau - Actor/Filmmaker
Virna Lisi - Italian Actress
Virna Pieralisi - Italian Actress
Dominique Blanc - French Actress
Isabelle Adjani - French Actress
Vincent Perez - Actor

 
Details
    Blu-Ray Disc Format
  • Format: Blu-Ray
  • Run Time: 159
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 741952776291
  • Genre: Foreign Video - French
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Release Date: August 2014

Related Categories:
Movies > Foreign Films
Movies > French

Related Keywords:
Family Interaction
Medieval
Romance
True Story
Epic
Recommended
Period Piece
Renaissance
Royalty
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Notes:
Rated BBFC 18 by the British Board of Film Certification. One episode of D.W. Griffith's famed epic "Intolerance" (1916) also covers the St. Bartholomew's massacre, but from a different perspective -- that of the victims.

Reviews:
"...A big, splashy role for the regal [Adjani]....Chéreau creates an atmosphere in which his actors' flamboyance can be entertaining..." - 12/09/1994 New York Times, p.C10


"...Mesmerizing....History has rarely been so gorgeously, electrically, sensously portrayed..." -- Rating: A - 01/27/1995 Entertainment Weekly, pp.32-3


"...Rich and full of verve....Adjani still burns a hole in the screen..." - 12/14/1994 Los Angeles Times, p.F2


"...Adjani, rapturously photographed by Philippe Rousselot, combines Lillian Gish's silent-screen inner strength with sex bomb packaging..." - 06/16/1995 USA Today, p.16D

 
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