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Joan of Arc 

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Spurred by divine voices and visions, a 15th-century teen leads French forces against the English.
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1999  
Nominated for 4 Golden Globes. Another 15 wins & 25 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Leelee Sobieski ...  Joan d'Arc 3 episodes, 1999
Chad Willett ...  Jean de Metz 3 episodes, 1999
Peter O'Toole ...  Bishop Pierre Cauchon 3 episodes, 1999
Neil Patrick Harris ...  King Charles VII of France / ... 3 episodes, 1999
Powers Boothe ...  Jacques d'Arc 3 episodes, 1999
Ted Atherton ...  Jean d'Estivet 3 episodes, 1999
Peter Strauss ...  La Hire 3 episodes, 1999
Olympia Dukakis ...  Mother Babette 3 episodes, 1999
Robert Loggia ...  Father Monet 3 episodes, 1999
Jacqueline Bisset ...  Isabelle d'Arc 3 episodes, 1999
Shirley MacLaine ...  Madame de Beaurevoir 3 episodes, 1999
Maury Chaykin ...  Sir Robert de Baudricourt 3 episodes, 1999
Chandra Engstrom Chandra Engstrom ...  Young Joan 3 episodes, 1999
Robert Haley Robert Haley ...  Georges de la Trémoille 3 episodes, 1999
Matt Hoffman ...  Raymond 3 episodes, 1999
Jonathan Hyde ...  John Plantagenet, Duke of Bedford 3 episodes, 1999
Justin Peroff Justin Peroff ...  Pierre d'Arc 3 episodes, 1999
Maximilian Schell ...  Brother Jean le Maistre 3 episodes, 1999
Ron White ...  Jean de Dunois 3 episodes, 1999
Jaimz Woolvett ...  Philip III, Duke of Burgundy (as Jaimz Wolvett) 3 episodes, 1999
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Joan of Arc is born in 1412 in the village of Domrémy in the war zone of Northern France. During her youth she often witnesses the horrors of war, but her spirit is kept high by the legend of the Maiden of Lorraine. This says that a young maiden one day will unite the divided country and lead the people to freedom. 11 years old she starts hearing voices from Saint Catherine and Archangel Michael. Through them she is commissioned by God to go to Prince Charles in Chinon, to convince him to become the King of France and drive the English occupants away. Charles thinks that Joan could be the catalyst that animates his disheartened troops. He commissions her to lead the army together with captain La Hire. After their victory at Orléans Joan participates in the coronation of Charles in Reims. Bishop Cauchon accuses her of heresy, and is relocated to Northern France, where he associates with the English occupants. Joan breaks Charles treaty with Burgundy by attacking Paris. Her troops are ... Written by Maths Jesperson {maths.jesperson1@comhem.se}

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A legend. A saint. See more »


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Official Sites:

Official Website

Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Joan of Arc See more »

Filming Locations:

Czech Republic See more »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)
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(3 episodes)

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Despite her character being nineteen years old, Leelee Sobieski was only sixteen when filming See more »

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When Joan's brother is married, the camera pulls back from the church and, on both sides of the entrance, there are crowds of villagers. On our left, clear to the back it is easily visible that one of the extras is clicking his lighter and lighting a cigarette. This is 1430 or 1431. Tobacco had not even been "discovered" by Columbus for another 62 years. See more »

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Joan D'Arc: I will never outgrow simple decency.
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Alternate Versions

The DVD (180 minutes) is the complete miniseries, as it contains 40 minutes cut from the VHS, which is 140 minutes. See more »

Connections

Version of The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Panis Angelicus
Written by César Franck
Arranged by Julian Smith
Performed by Charlotte Church
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment (UK) Ltd.
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why don't they make more movies like this!?
16 August 1999 | by Erik G.See all my reviews

This is great stuff. Like everyone else, I loved Leelee as Joan. She is a very good young actor. The story is well done, much better than most big budget movies (that usually end up as just dreck aimed at idiots). The acting is good, the script is great, etc, etc--what I really loved about it was the period detail. Awesome. These guys have full plate armor that makes the guys in 'Excalibur' seem underdressed! Gotta love that. If only for the battle of Orleans, this movie is worth a look. Such intensity in a battle is so rarely matched, and they did it without overexcessive gore and blood, so I can let my kids watch it without flinching (too much). This is good, because a story like this, tragic as it is, is important for everyone to hear. Not only that, the story is TRUE. I'm sure some liberties were taken in this version, but it doesn't matter, the heart of the story is about idealism in the face of bitter cynicism. Joan brings hope and victory with her vision, and for her effort is betrayed and murdered in a gruesome fashion. But she never backed down, never withdrew her convictions, and never succumbed to doubt or self pity. We should all think about that--especially in today's world of sarcasm and scorn. I'm not very religious, but this story inspires me nonetheless. And...I love midieval battle scenes with plate armor and huge swords :)


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