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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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Storyline

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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Unrated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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

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As the king is leaving his coronation, a long shadow is seen behind him, as if he is walking toward an open door. In the next shot, the shadow is gone, but it reappears as someone opens the door for him. See more »

Quotes

Joan D'Arc: Bishop... the sign that I said I gave to the Dauphin? It, too, was a lie.
Bishop Cauchon: Why?
Joan D'Arc: You asked me to break a vow to God. I saved us both.
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Version of Das Mädchen Johanna (1935) 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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Leelee Sobieski becomes Joan of Arc is this fine film.
19 September 2001 | by TxMikeSee all my reviews

In a stroke of good fortune for those of us who like a good historical religious story, this film and "Messenger" both came out in 1999. They are both excellent, both relate the same story, but in quite different ways. Here, Joan is depicted in the more traditional manner, a young girl who is both humble and headstrong in her wanting to follow God's will, and help set France free of the English. As I did for "Messenger", I rate this one a strong "8" of 10.

I own the DVD, and it is a very nice one. No extras, but the picture and sound, in ProLogic, are both excellent. The movie was originally broadcast as a "mini-series", as I recall, but the DVD is one continuous presentation 3 hours and 5 minutes long. However, there are no wasted scenes here, and the entire story is captivating.

To add a great touch of realism, much of the filming was obviously done in unheated churches and castles. As a result you can see the breath of the characters in the cold as they speak. It probably was really like that during the 1400s. Also, the colors chosen for the costuming remind me of the colors in old masters' paintings. The deep rose, muted royal blue, the earth tones, all added to the realism.

Leelee Sobieski really became Joan for this role. Plus, all the other veteran actors were in top form. There isn't any flaw in the film version of the story of Joan of Arc.


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