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Queen Margot (1994)

La Reine Margot (original title)
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Young Queen Margot finds herself trapped in an arranged marriage amidst a religious war between Catholics and Protestants. She hopes to escape with a new lover, but finds herself imprisoned by her powerful and ruthless family.

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Patrice Chéreau

Writers:

Alexandre Dumas (novel), Danièle Thompson (scenario & adaptation) | 2 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 10 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Isabelle Adjani ... Marguerite de Valois dite La Reine Margot
Daniel Auteuil ... Henri de Navarre
Jean-Hugues Anglade ... Charles IX
Vincent Perez ... La Môle
Virna Lisi ... Catherine de Médicis
Dominique Blanc ... Henriette de Nevers
Pascal Greggory ... Anjou
Claudio Amendola ... Coconnas
Miguel Bosé ... Guise (as Miguel Bosè)
Asia Argento ... Charlotte of Sauve
Julien Rassam ... Alençon
Thomas Kretschmann ... Nançay
Jean-Claude Brialy ... Coligny
Jean-Philippe Écoffey ... Condé (as Jean-Philippe Ecoffey)
Albano Guaetta Albano Guaetta ... Orthon
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The night of August 24, 1572, is known as the Massacre of St. Bartholomew. In France a religious war is raging. In order to impose peace a forced wedding is arranged between Margot de Valois, sister of the immature Catholic King Charles IX, and the Hugenot King Henri of Navarre. Catherine of Medici maintains her behind-the-scenes power by ordering assaults, poisonings, and instigations to incest. Written by Oliver 'Asana' Duex <asana@popgate.tng.oche.de>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for nudity, strong sexuality, and for graphic scenes of massacre | See all certifications »

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In addition to all the costumes worn by the lead actors, about 600 extras costumes were custom made in Paris for the film. Despite their sumptuous appearance, the clothes were mostly made from linen and cotton sateen; clothes that appear to be elaborately brocaded, such as Margot's wedding dress, are merely prints in most cases. Jewelry was limited to mostly pearls and elaborate embroidery - the norm for the era - was discarded both for stylistic and budgetary reasons. See more »

Goofs

La Mole is shot in the legs and the wounds and bloodstains are visible as he goes to execution. But when Margot views his semi-naked corpse, his legs are unmarked. See more »

Quotes

Catherine de Médicis: I love my three children. I mean, all four of them.
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Connections

Version of Koroleva Margo (1996) See more »

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(Ofra Haza (as Haza) - Goran Bregovic (as Bregovic))
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Dumas on Screen
29 April 2016 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

Young Queen Margot finds herself trapped in an arranged marriage amidst a religious war between Catholics and Protestants. She hopes to escape with a new lover, but finds herself imprisoned by her powerful and ruthless family.

Alright, I had no idea that this was based on the 1845 historical novel "La Reine Margot" by Dumas. I had no idea he wrote such a book, or that an earlier version had been filmed. And most importantly, I have no idea how accurate any of this is. For the sake of cinema, I suppose it doesn't matter.

The truth is at least partially here, because the romance is real and there really was a St. Bartholomew's Day massacre, though I don't think it is very well known today, especially in the United States. (We are woefully ignorant of European history.) Margot (or Margaret of Valois) remains an interesting character, if for no other reason than that she is an ancestor of the current royal family in England.


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Language:

French | Italian

Release Date:

9 December 1994 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

DEM42,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,985, 11 May 2014

Gross USA:

$1,304,237

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,318,578
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