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Joan the Maid 1: The Battles (1994)

Jeanne la Pucelle I - Les batailles (original title)
A part of Joan of Arc's life. At the beginning, Jeanne (Joan) has already left Domremy, she is trying to convince a captain to escort her to the Dauphin. It ends during Jeanne's first ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tatiana Moukhine Tatiana Moukhine ... Isabelle Romée
Sandrine Bonnaire ... Jeanne d'Arc
Jean-Marie Richier Jean-Marie Richier ... Durand Laxart
Baptiste Roussillon Baptiste Roussillon ... Baudricourt
Jean-Luc Petit Jean-Luc Petit ... Henri Le Royer
Bernadette Giraud Bernadette Giraud ... Catherine Le Royer
Jean-Claude Jay Jean-Claude Jay ... Jacques Alain
Olivier Cruveiller Olivier Cruveiller ... Jean de Metz
Benjamin Rataud Benjamin Rataud ... Bertrand de Poulengy
Cyril Haouzi Cyril Haouzi ... Jean de Honnecourt
Réginald Huguenin Réginald Huguenin ... Colet de Vienne
Patrick Adomian Patrick Adomian ... Richard l'archer
Nicolas Vian Nicolas Vian ... Julien
André Marcon André Marcon ... Charles, Dauphin de France
Jean-Louis Richard Jean-Louis Richard ... La Trémoille
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A part of Joan of Arc's life. At the beginning, Jeanne (Joan) has already left Domremy, she is trying to convince a captain to escort her to the Dauphin. It ends during Jeanne's first battle, at Orleans. Meanwhile, Jeanne is depicted more as a warrior than a saint (all cliches are avoided), with only her faith for strength. Written by Yepok

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

9 February 1994 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Az Orléans-i szűz, 1. rész See more »

Filming Locations:

France

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Dolby

Color:

Color

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1.66 : 1
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Générique
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Most historically accurate Joan of Arc movie to date
24 December 1999 | by ramansourSee all my reviews

In the November 15th 1999 issue of "The New Yorker," Joan Acocella called Rivette's "Joan the Maid Parts 1 and 2" "the best Joan of Arc movie ever made." I couldn't agree with her more. It's also the most historically accurate to date. The scenes and dialogue are taken practically word for word from primary source accounts made by her contemporaries. Unlike Hollywood's big-budget Joan of Arc "epics," Rivette's film is modestly low-budget, but its simplicity makes it all the more charming. It focuses on the character of this extraordinary 15th century woman rather than the big battle spectacles. As "Sight and Sound" magazine put it, "Rivette takes us not onto the stage of history but backstage -- to its green room." I found Sandrine Bonnaire's performance very moving. Most film portrayals of Joan of Arc fail what I call the essential "leadership test." (Would anyone follow Milla Jovovich's Joan of Arc into battle? We'd sooner put her in a padded cell.) But Sandrine Bonnaire portrays Joan as an intelligent, confident young woman that anyone would follow. She charms the audience as much as the real Joan charmed her countrymen.


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