Queen Margot

Language and/or Subtitles: French
Format: DVD 2014
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
Available (1)
Location Collection Call #
CLP - Main Library Second Floor Film & Audio - Foreign Film FRENCH DVD Queen
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Second Floor Film & Audio - Foreign Film
Call Number  FRENCH DVD Queen
The historical novel by Alexandre Dumas was adapted for the screen with this lavish French epic, winner of 5 Césars and a pair of awards at the Cannes Film Festival. Isabelle Adjani stars as Marguerite de Valois, better known as Margot, daughter of scheming Catholic power player Catherine de Medici (Virna Lisi). Margot is an heiress to the throne during the late 16th century reign of the neurotic, hypochondriac King Charles IX (Jean-Hugues Anglade), a time when Protestants and Catholics are vying for political control of France. Catherine decides to make an overture of good will by offering up Margot in marriage to prominent Protestant Huguenot Henri of Navarre (Daniel Auteuil), although she also schemes to bring about the notorious St. Bartholomew's Day massacre of 1572, when tens of thousands of Protestants are slaughtered. The marriage goes forward but Margot doesn't love Henri and takes a lover, the soldier La Mole (Vincent Perez), also a Protestant from a well-to-do family. Murders by poisoning follow, as court intrigues multiply and Catherine's villainous plotting to place her son Anjou (Pascal Greggory) on the throne threatens the lives of La Mole, Margot and Henri. The American release version was cut to 145 minutes. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi
Additional Information
Series Cohen film collection.
Subjects Marguerite, -- Queen, consort of Henry IV, King of France, -- 1553-1615 -- Drama.
Dumas, Alexandre, -- 1802-1870 -- Film adaptations.
Queens -- France -- Biography -- Drama.
Foreign films -- France.
France -- History -- Henry IV, 1589-1610 -- Drama.
Film adaptations.
Biographical films.
Romance films.
Historical films.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Publisher [New York, New York] :Cohen Media Group,2014
Distributed by Entertainment One Film USA,
Edition 20th anniversary director's cut, Widescreen.
Other Titles Reine Margot.
Reine Margot
Contributors Thompson, Danièle, screenwriter.
Chéreau, Patrice, screenwriter, director.
Berri, Claude, producer.
Grunstein, Pierre, producer.
Adjani, Isabelle, 1955- actor.
Auteuil, Daniel, actor.
Anglade, Jean-Hugues, actor.
Perez, Vincent, 1964- actor.
Lisi, Virna, actor.
Brialy, Jean-Claude, actor.
Bregović, Goran, composer.
Dumas, Alexandre, 1802-1870. Reine Margot.
Pathé Productions, production company.
Renn Productions, production company.
France 2 cinéma (Firm), production company.
D.A. Films, production company.
Nouvelle édition française, production company.
Degeto Films (Firm), production company.
Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Öffentlich-Rechtlichen Rundfunkanstalten der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, production company.
WMG (Firm), production company.
RCS Films & TV, production company.
Cohen Media Group, publisher.
Entertainment One (Firm : India), publisher.
Participants/Performers Isabelle Adjani, Daniel Auteuil, Jean-Hugues Anglade, Vincent Pérez, Virna Lisi, Jean-Claude Brialy.
Other Contributors Director of photography, Philippe Rousselot ; costume designer, Moidele Bickel ; editor, François Gedigier, Hélène Viard ; music, Goran Bregovic.
Audience MPAA rating: R; for nudity, strong sexuality, and graphic scenes of massacre.
Language French
In French; with English subtitles.
Notes Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1994.
Based on the novel by Alexandre Dumas.
"Originally released in the U.S. in a truncated version, this is the complete 159-minute director's cut."
Accompanying material may include booklet featuring cast and crew credits.
Special features: Feature-length audio commentary by Director Emeritus of the New York Film Festival Richard Peña; 2014 re-release trailer.
System Details DVD; widescreen presentation; Dolby digital 5.1.
Awards Cannes Film Festival, Best Actress; Jury Prize, 1994
César Awards, Best Actress; Best Supporting Actor; Best Supporting Actress; Best Cinematography; Best Costume Design, 1995
Description 1 videodisc (159 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 1417242957
Other Classic View