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The rise and fall of a beauteous actress. She rises from an impoverished background to become a favorite of the Sun King, Louis XIV.

Director:

Véra Belmont

Writers:

Jean-François Josselin (scenario), Véra Belmont (scenario) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sophie Marceau ... Marquise
Bernard Giraudeau ... Molière
Lambert Wilson ... Racine
Patrick Timsit Patrick Timsit ... Gros-René
Thierry Lhermitte ... Louis XIV
Anémone ... La Voisin
Remo Girone ... Jean-Baptiste Lully
Georges Wilson ... Floridor
Marianne Basler ... Madame
Franck de la Personne ... Monsieur
Romina Mondello ... Armande
Estelle Skornik Estelle Skornik ... Marie
Anne-Marie Philipe Anne-Marie Philipe ... Catherine de Brie
Christine Joly Christine Joly ... Madeleine Béjart
Beatrice Palme Beatrice Palme ... Geneviève
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Marquise is a drama about the rise and fall of a beauteous actress. As cheerfully portrayed by Sophie Marceau, the eponymous heroine is an engagingly ribald, but perhaps rather too modern, character. She rises from an impoverished background to become a favourite of the Sun King, Louis XIV, and the mistress of the celebrated Racine, who wrote roles especially for her; but her fate, in the end, is a tragic one. Written by Anonymous

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Drama | Comedy

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Sophie Marceau created the controversy at the end of the film by refusing to support it: "This shoot was a hell, I kept one of the worst memories of my life, I did not get along with Véra Belmont ( ...) Sincerely, I do not want to defend the film. " To which the director replied: "She loves me one day, the next day she hates me, I think she does not like to be run by a woman. She saw the Marquise much more petty-bourgeois than I can imagine her, she's the kind of actress, when you disturb her in what she's decided to do on the set, she hates you. " See more »

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Exquise Marquise
1 December 1998 | by MharekSee all my reviews

"Marquise" is refreshing since it's one of the rare history movie that isn't done from a celebrity point of view like Molière, Racine, Corneille, La Reine Margot, François 1er, Columbus, etc. The marquise isn't a well-known character of the History but she does lives among the nobles. This makes her experience of the rich world more interesting since she always has to fight to stay in it and maintain her popularity. Truly, a must for history and culture fans.


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France | Italy | Spain | Switzerland

Language:

French

Release Date:

12 September 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Mantua, Lombardia, Italy See more »

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Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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