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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

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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 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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Storyline

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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Country:

France | Italy | Spain | Switzerland

Language:

French

Release Date:

12 September 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

I markisia See more »

Filming Locations:

Mantua, Lombardia, Italy See more »

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Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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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very disappointing
7 August 1998 | by asophieSee all my reviews

I wasn't interested in the story, mainly because I didn't see the point. Sophie Marceau is the only bright sight in the movie.


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