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La princesse de Montpensier (2010)

Not Rated | | Action, Drama, History | 3 November 2010 (France)
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Bertrand Tavernier is in top form with this gripping, superbly mounted drama set against the savage Catholic/Protestant wars that ripped France apart in the 16th century. Based on a novella... See full summary »

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Michel Vuillermoz ...
Duc de Montpensier
Philippe Magnan ...
Marquis de Mézières
Florence Thomassin ...
Marquise de Mézières
Christine Brücher ...
Duchesse de Montpensier
Evelina Meghnagi ...
Catherine de Médicis
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Catherine de Guise
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Mayenne
Jean-Pol Dubois ...
Cardinal de Lorraine
Charles Petit ...
Nicolas
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Suivante Marie
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Bertrand Tavernier is in top form with this gripping, superbly mounted drama set against the savage Catholic/Protestant wars that ripped France apart in the 16th century. Based on a novella by the celebrated Madame de Lafayette, the action centers on the love of Marie de Mezières for her dashing cousin Henri de Guise, thwarted when her father's political ambitions force her into marriage with the well-connected Philippe de Montpensier, who she has never met. When Philippe is called away to fight, she is left in the care of Count Chabannes, an aging nobleman with a disdain for warfare, and soon becomes exposed to the sexual and political intrigues of court. Written by Palm Springs Internation Film Festival

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Opening Weekend USA:

$23,456, 17 April 2011, Limited Release

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$340,917, 26 June 2011
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The character called Duc d'Anjou in this movie, later succeeded his brother Charles IX as King of France. He is known to history as Le Roi Henri III. Other big budget movies depicting him include Queen Margot (1994) and Elizabeth (1998). See more »

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Danseryes: 4eme, 1ere, et 3eme Rondes
Composed by Tylman Susato
Arranged by S. Berger
Courtesy of Convivium Musicum Gothenburgense
Kapagama / Naxos - HNH International
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13 September 2012 | by See all my reviews

to a bizarre and fascinating world. a kind of fairy-tale. charming, tender, delicate. a remarkable director, a beautiful text by Madame La Fayette and nuances of acting. nothing else. it is not a great film. it is only perfectly French. it is not an event or revelation. it is slice of a time - gray, cruel, ambitious, selfish. but not the period is the axis. essence is the nice performance of Melanie Thierry, the precise definition of character potential by Lambert Wilson and, of course, Gaspar Ulliel . result - a form of delight. all usual ingredients. and little more. history, love stories in different forms and Evelina Meghnagi in a real fascinating role. good work of master Tavernier.


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