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Blood-soaked period of French history is duly rendered on screen in big-budget costume epic. Beautiful Catholic Princess Marguerite de Valois (Adjani), is the pawn of her devious mother, the widowed queen Catherine de Medici (Lisi). Mom skillfully manipulates unstable son Charles IX (Anglade), the nominal ruler of 1570s France, while she plots to marry Margot off to Protestant Henri de Navarre (Auteuil). Margot is contemptuous of her new husband, preferring to find her amatory amusements in the Paris streets, where she takes a handsome lover de la Mole (Perez). But both Margot and Henri are united against the Queen when Catherine's minions order the murder of the rival Huguenots--a notably violent affair known as the St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre. The history's confusing, the violence graphic, the acting flamboyant, and the visuals top-notch. Based on the novel by Alexandre Dumas. French with subtitles; originally released at 161 minutes.

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Available on Running time 135 minutes. Originally from French.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Historical Drama, Royalty, French, France, Religion, Marriage, Family Ties, Books to Film: Alexandre Dumas, Period Piece: 16th Century
Screenplay
Patrice Chereau, Daniele Thompson
Cast
Isabelle Adjani, Daniel Auteuil, Virna Lisi, Jean-Hugues Anglade, Vincent Perez, Pascal Greggory, Miguel Bose, Dominique Blanc, Claudio Amendola, Asia Argento, Julien Rassam, Jean-Claude Brialy
Cinematography
Philippe Rousselot
Director
Patrice Chereau
Music
Goran Bregovic
Producer
Claude Berri, Pierre Grunstein, Renn Productions, France 2 Cinema, D.A. Films, Miramax Films

Awards

Cannes 1994: Special Jury Prize, Actress (Lisi); Cesar 1995: Actress (Adjani), Cinematog., Costume Des., Support. Actor (Anglade), Support. Actress (Lisi).

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Queen Margot
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Cliff Reuter

One of the best movies in the history of the planet!. Dumas at his best with very little changes to his story. A++++++++++++++++++++++++