Paris, 1786: a woman in court. The Crown murdered her father for his views about the poor, now Jeanne wants her home and good name back. She believes all can be set right if she can talk to the Queen, whose House Minister rebuffs her. With the help of a courtside gigolo, she learns to use what others desire to get what she wants. She needs a patron: with forged letters, she convinces Cardinal de Rohan she is the Queen's confidante and can help him regain royal favor. Jeanne conspires to have the Cardinal purchase a fabulous diamond necklace for the Queen. He delivers it to Jeanne for Marie Antoinette. If the scheme breaks down, what then? Might this affair spark revolution?
Her Birthright Was Stolen. Her Dignity Taken. Her Rights Denied. Deception Was The Only Option.
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7 December 2001 (USA)
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Opening Weekend USA: $125,523,
2 December 2001, Limited Release
Gross USA: $430,313, 13 January 2002
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Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?
Napoleon wrote that military blunders and domestic catastrophes fanned the flames of the French Revolution. But the cu-de-gras was a curious palace scandal involving woman of nobility denied, a member of the royal family, and the most magnificent string of jewels in all of Europe. This notorious intrigue came to be known as, L'affaire du Collier.
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Written by Lisa Gerrard
& Brendan Perry
Performed by Dead Can Dance
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc./4AD
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