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Joan of Arc 

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Spurred by divine voices and visions, fifteenth century teen Joan d'Arc 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 2 episodes, 1999
Chad Willett ...  Jean de Metz 2 episodes, 1999
Peter O'Toole ...  Bishop Pierre Cauchon 2 episodes, 1999
Neil Patrick Harris ...  King Charles VII of France / ... 2 episodes, 1999
Powers Boothe ...  Jacques d'Arc 2 episodes, 1999
Peter Strauss ...  La Hire 2 episodes, 1999
Ted Atherton ...  Jean d'Estivet 2 episodes, 1999
Olympia Dukakis ...  Mother Babette 2 episodes, 1999
Robert Loggia ...  Father Monet 2 episodes, 1999
Jacqueline Bisset ...  Isabelle d'Arc 2 episodes, 1999
Shirley MacLaine ...  Madame de Beaurevoir 2 episodes, 1999
Maury Chaykin ...  Sir Robert de Baudricourt 2 episodes, 1999
Chandra Engstrom ...  Young Joan 2 episodes, 1999
Robert Haley ...  Georges de la Trémoille 2 episodes, 1999
Matt Hoffman ...  Raymond 2 episodes, 1999
Jonathan Hyde ...  John Plantagenet, Duke of Bedford 2 episodes, 1999
Justin Peroff Justin Peroff ...  Pierre d'Arc 2 episodes, 1999
Maximilian Schell ...  Brother Jean le Maistre 2 episodes, 1999
Ron White ...  Jean de Dunois 2 episodes, 1999
Jaimz Woolvett ...  Philip III, Duke of Burgundy (as Jaimz Wolvett) 2 episodes, 1999
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Joan d'Arc (Leelee Sobieski) 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. When eleven-years-old, she starts hearing voices from Saint Catherine and Archangel Michael. Through them, she is commissioned by God to go to Prince Charles (Neil Patrick Harris) 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 (Peter Strauss). After their victory at Orléans, Joan participates in the coronation of Charles in Reims. Bishop Pierre Cauchon (Peter O'Toole) accuses her of heresy, and is relocated to Northern France, where he associates with the ... Written by Maths Jesperson {maths.jesperson1@comhem.se}

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A legend. A saint. See more »


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Joan of Arc was left-handed. See more »

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When Joan first goes up to the stake, she is wearing white shoes. In the shot after that, she is barefoot. See more »

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Bishop Cauchon: As His Majesty's church-appointed spiritual advisor, I advise His Majesty not to take lightly the advice of his church-appointed spiritual advisor.
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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 »

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Version of Joan of Arc (1948) 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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Magnificent and spectacular historic television film based on Joan of Arc's life
17 November 2004 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

The movie is set in ¨Hundred years' war¨ developed between 1337 and 1453 (downfall date of Constantinople invaded by Turks). The historical deeds are the following ones : Henry V vanquishes Charles VI in Agincourt (1415) that was a major English victory against a numerically superior French army in the Hundred Years' War . The battle occurred on Friday , 25 October 1415 and Henry V takes over Normandy . Charles VI of France signs ¨Troyes treatise¨ in which Henry V is wedded Charles's daughter . Later on , Henry VI of England proclaims himself king of France but then Joan of Arc , being nineteen years old , proclaims in Bourges to Charles VII as king , after being crowned in Reims . Joan of Arc acting as a divine mission defeats the English army in Orleans . But she's captured by the Borgoneses and is handed over the English authorities and they fire her for heretic and witch in Rouen .

Runtime movie is overlong , approx. three hours , but is neither boring , nor dull , but entertaining . The battle scenarios are very well designed , there are thousands of extras and the struggles are breathtaking . The ending trial in which she's condemned is very interesting and the sentence at the burning pole is overwhelming . Lelee Sobieski , who was only sixteen when shooting , gives a good interpretation , likeness to Neal Patrick Harris as Charles VII . Furthermore , Peter O'Toole as the cunning Bishop is excellent . The support cast is satisfying : Jacqueline Bisset (the mother) , Powers Boothe (the father) , Olimpia Dukakis (the nun) and Peter Strauss (the captain). The motion picture was well directed by Christian Duguay , an expert filmmaker of TV movies . The yarn will appeal to historic event buffs . Rating : 7/10 . Worth viewing the TV picture .

Other films about this historic character are the following ones : Joan of Arc (1999) by Luc Besson with Milla Jovovich , Tchéky Karyo as Dunois , John Malkovich as Charles VII and Toby Jones ; Saint Joan (1957) by Otto Preminger with Jean Seberg , Richard Widmark , Richard Todd and John Gielgud ; The trial of Joan of Arc (1962) by Robert Bresson with Florence Delay ; Joan of Arc (1954) by Roberto Rosselini with Ingrid Bergman ; Joan of Arc by Victor Fleming (1948) with Ingrid Berman , J Carrol Naish , War Bond and Jose Ferrer as Charles VII . Furthermore , silent adaptation such as the classical La passion de Jeanne d'Arc (1928) by Carl Theodor Dreyer with Maria Falconetti and Joan The woman (1916) by Cecil B Demille


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16 May 1999 (USA) See more »

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Czech Republic See more »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)
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