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Marie Antoinette (TV Movie 2006)
Documentary
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Director: David Grubin
Stars: Philippe Altier, Antoine de Baecque, Caroline Bernard
Certificate: Passed Biography | Drama | History
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The tragic life of Marie Antoinette, who became queen of France in her late teens.

Directors: W.S. Van Dyke, Julien Duvivier
Stars: Norma Shearer, Tyrone Power, John Barrymore
Biography | Drama | History
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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.

Director: Sofia Coppola
Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Jason Schwartzman, Rip Torn
Drama | History
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Director: Jean Delannoy
Stars: Michèle Morgan, Richard Todd, Jacques Morel
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Olivier Aubin ...
Louis XVI
Marie-Eve Beaulieu ...
Madame de Polignac
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Comte de Fersen
Chloé Rocheleau ...
Marie-Thérèse
Hélène Florent ...
Madame du Barry
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Léonard
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Luc Bourgeois ...
Bijoutier Bohmer
François Caffiaux
Maude Campeau
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Chauveau Lagarde
Vincent Champoux ...
Comte de Provence
Serge Christianssens
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A revealing dramatic documentary about the most ill-famed queen in history! [Finnish DVD.]

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21 December 2006 (Canada)  »

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CAD 5,000,000 (estimated)
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Technically great but sketchy and superficial
23 April 2007 | by (italy) – See all my reviews

I finally got from amazon.fr the French DVD of this Canadian production with Marie Antoinette expert Chantal Thomas as historical consultant.

It is technically quite stunning when you think that ALL scenes are virtually recreated: just the actors and a few pieces of furniture are real. It really seems shot on location.

As a movie (a docu-fiction?) it is far too sketchy and superficial (just a succession of key moments in Marie Antoinette's life commented by a voice-over with a few dialog by the actors) to be absorbing. The acting is overall competent with Canadian actress Karine Vanasse really quite appreciable as the queen (her final reading of the testament letter is moving).

No Austrian childhood is shown: the movie starts just before the queen leaves her prison for the scaffold and starts remembering her first arrival in Versailles.

The film is historically quite valid (facts and period costume design are respected), even though Marie Antoinette is described as being a little too "tête à vents" even in her mature years. I also found one big historical error: Marie Antoinette is shown in the Conciergerie with both her children (the dauphin is taken from her in the Conciergerie) while it is universally known that she left the Temple prison for the Conciergerie alone.


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