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Joan of Arc is born in 1412 in the village of Domrémy in the war zone of Northern France. During her youth she often witnesses the horrors of war, but her spirit is kept high by the legend ... See full summary »
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 Jean d'Estivet (3 episodes, 1999)
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 Isabelle d'Arc (3 episodes, 1999)
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 Jacques d'Arc (3 episodes, 1999)
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 Georges de la Trémoille (3 episodes, 1999)
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 Raymond (3 episodes, 1999)
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 John Plantagenet, Duke of Bedford (3 episodes, 1999)
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 Father Monet (3 episodes, 1999)
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 Madame de Beaurevoir (3 episodes, 1999)
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 Bishop Pierre Cauchon (3 episodes, 1999)
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 Pierre d'Arc (3 episodes, 1999)
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 Brother Jean le Maistre (3 episodes, 1999)
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 Joan d'Arc (3 episodes, 1999)
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 La Hire (3 episodes, 1999)
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 Jean de Dunois (3 episodes, 1999)
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 Jean de Metz (3 episodes, 1999)
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 Philip III, Duke of Burgundy (as Jaimz Wolvett) (3 episodes, 1999)
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Joan of Arc is born in 1412 in the village of Domrémy in the war zone of Northern France. During her youth she often witnesses the horrors of war, but her spirit is kept high by the legend of the Maiden of Lorraine. This says that a young maiden one day will unite the divided country and lead the people to freedom. 11 years old she starts hearing voices from Saint Catherine and Archangel Michael. Through them she is commissioned by God to go to Prince Charles in Chinon, to convince him to become the King of France and drive the English occupants away. Charles thinks that Joan could be the catalyst that animates his disheartened troops. He commissions her to lead the army together with captain La Hire. After their victory at Orléans Joan participates in the coronation of Charles in Reims. Bishop Cauchon accuses her of heresy, and is relocated to Northern France, where he associates with the English occupants. Joan breaks Charles treaty with Burgundy by attacking Paris. Her troops are ... Written by Maths Jesperson {maths.jesperson1@comhem.se}

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Joan of Arc was left handed See more »

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Near the end of the film, when Jean tells La Hire he's going to look for Cauchon, it's snowing in the shots of Jean but not when they show La Hire. See more »

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Bishop Cauchon: Poor, deluded Joan. She has no idea she has put a monster on the throne. Those are my last words as Your Majesty's spiritual advisor.
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Version of Johanna aus Lothringen (1959) See more »

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Written by César Franck
Arranged by Julian Smith
Performed by Charlotte Church
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment (UK) Ltd.
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Best thing on television in a long time
9 November 1999 | by (near Seattle, WA, USA) – See all my reviews

It's not often that television movies compete with big screen productions, but this one does.

Leelee Sobieski's performance is one of the best I've seen by a young actress. She really looked like someone who had seen a vision of divine power, and yet she also looked like a young girl, driven beyond her personal strength by the force of the visions. Many of the other performances were good also, but hers was so outstanding that the others paled next to hers.

The script writers took some creative license with the history. In some cases they did it for length and clarity, improving the storytelling at the expense of the history. In other cases, I didn't see how the story as written improved on the story as understood by history (although they didn't weaken the story either). But overall, the story was excellent storytelling and still good history. And since Leelee's performance was so spectacular, it was good that the script kept her on screen through most of the story.

The battle scenes show how medieval warfare was often more a matter of morale than casualties or tactics. They manage to capture the mood and chaos of battle, without the unnecessary gore that would make the movie inappropriate for children (or television). Most important, the battles feel like they're decided by the morale of the soldiers, and that those soldiers' morale depends on the presence of Joan.

This movie far outclasses almost all television movie-making. Even by the tougher standards of big screen movies, it's still an excellent movie. It makes me want to see more about the Joan of Arc story.


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