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Marie Antoinette (2006)

The retelling of France's iconic but ill-fated queen, Marie Antoinette. From her betrothal and marriage to Louis XVI at 15 to her reign as queen at 19 and to the end of her reign as queen, and ultimately the fall of Versailles.

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"All eyes will be on you," says the Austrian Empress, Maria Theresa to her youngest daughter Marie Antoinette. The film, marketed for a teen audience, is an impressionistic retelling of Marie Antoinette's life as a young queen in the opulent and eccentric court at Versailles. The film focuses on Marie Antoinette, as she matures from a teenage bride to a young woman and eventual queen of France. Written by Scrltrose83

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At 15 she became a bride. At 19 she became a queen. By 20 she was a legend. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for sexual content, partial nudity and innuendo | See all certifications »

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20 October 2006 (USA)  »

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Marija Antoaneta  »

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Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

€22,344 (Netherlands) (11 June 2006)

Gross:

$15,962,471 (USA) (3 December 2006)
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Trivia

Wine was served during all meals for the cast and crew as is customary when filming in France. See more »

Goofs

When Marie Antoinette is requesting larger trees for the walkway, the lady-in-waiting behind her is wearing the same thin white ruffled dress that we see Marie commissioning from a dressmaker some years later, and wearing at the Petit Trianon. See more »

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Duchesse de Polignac: Have you ever been with a Russian?
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Referenced in Death Proof (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Plainsong
Written by Robert Smith, Simon Gallup, Porl Thompson (as Paul Thompson),
Boris Williams, Roger O'Donnell and Laurence Tolhurst
Performed by The Cure
Courtesy of Fiction Records Limited / Polydor Ltd. (U.K.)
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
And Courtesy of Elektra Entertainment Group
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Marie-Antoinette at the Court of Versaille at age 14 through to age 30. Her progression from eagerness, disappointment, compensation and the end, which we all know.
26 May 2006 | by (France) – See all my reviews

A hauntingly beautiful film about how deep disappointment finds an outlet in "creative" frivolity. The combination of rock music and the rituals of Versaille never "shocks" thanks to the mastery of the direction. There is also a solid mastery of pacing. The slow progression of the film never bores; it reveals in time. The glory of Versailles is not shown

at the beginning but only as the film and the psychology of its heroine develop. The films owes a lot to the leading actress and way she is shot. The close-ups of the expressive face of Kirsten Dunst communicate the whole range of emotions behind a women eager to please and to do well, but who is trapped and inwardly anguished and disappointed. Rarely have we felt so close to a famous woman so far back in time. The film also masters the art of depicting "historical clichés", such as MA playing milkmaid, very convincingly. I was wonderfully surprised by this unusual film, and will see it a second time.


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